A formal education that could be applied in a professional bass fishing career was part of the plan for Brandon Lester.
Take a look behind-the-scenes Day 2 of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.
Opens anglers target Smith Lake's abundant bass on Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.
Cody Green with a 6-pound, 7-ounce Smith Lake bass.
Third place angler Brandon Lester is catching fish. He's very confident and says today's sunny conditions will help add to his weight. Remember that leader David Kilgore said the same thing. Clearly, they both are on to something. Look for my story about Brandon tonight here on bassmaster.com. Further down the leader board in 15th place is Shaw Grigsby. He's catching fish too and offered this thought of the day.
Fans with cameras big and small documented the early take-off.
Opens anglers await take-off on Smith Lake.