Topics: Opens

Lessons learned on Toho

Jan 17, 2015

On Day 2, the Top 5 from Day 1 weighed a combined 30 pounds, 10 ounces. That's half a pound less than Day 1 leader Andrew Slegona had alone. The Kissimmee Chain holds tons of giant bass and when the stars align you catch multiple giants. However, factor in a little more boat pressure or a little shift in the wind, and a guy like Joey Nania who connected with 3 giants on Day 1 to amass 25-1 doesn't get those bites and weighs one fish for 1-3 on Day 2.  

Auten moves

Jan 17, 2015

Todd Auten is making a move from the top of Toho. Headed towards the lock it looks like.

McMillan, swing and a miss

Jan 17, 2015

For about a second and a half McMillan bowed up on what looked to be a good one.

Kelley Jaye in the area

Jan 17, 2015

I knew multiple pros were in this area. Kelley Jaye is in here, and he has a limit for about 11-12 pounds.   "You missed the action earlier," said Jaye. "You'll have to come check out what an 8 pounder will do to treble hooks."   Jaye knows he needed that monster.

Two small keepers so far for McMillan

Jan 17, 2015

Slow going for Slegona

Jan 17, 2015

Just found Andrew Slegona the Day 1 leader. No keepers yet, but Slegona is the only pro in his area, but a bunch of locals are around him. Plenty of space to fish, but multiple boats occupying it. He is still banking on catching the bedding female he saw yesterday.

Making lemonade

Jan 17, 2015

There's nothing Brandon McMillan enjoys more the flipping heavy cover in his native state of Florida.

Auten's first move

Jan 17, 2015

Todd Auten makes his first move. He's heading down to the gobblets area of Toho. A couple other anglers in the top 12 are in there, if I remember correctly.

McMillan finds his spot

Jan 17, 2015

Around 7:40 ET, Brandon McMillan arrived at his starting spot in Kissimmee. 

Auten's on 'em

Jan 17, 2015

Todd Auten has a quick little flurry so far this morning. Had a 14 incher early and just boat flipped a 4 pounder. It could be on for him. He has been in the 16-20 pound range all week, so we will see.

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