Topics: Opens

Knight with a limit

Jan 16, 2015

Brad Knight with a small limit for 7-pounds. 

Lane fights another

Jan 16, 2015

Lane: "The slowest I've ever had to fish."

Jan 16, 2015

Chris Lane boat flips one. "Fishing the slowest I've ever had to fish."

There's the sun

Jan 16, 2015

The sun does shine in Florida! This is the first time we've seen it today. 

Bed time

Jan 16, 2015

 Andrew Slegona, Day 1 leader, just moved from his main spot to try and catch a big bedding fish. The sun is up and water visibility is good.

Howes gets the ball rolling

Jan 16, 2015

Rich Howes is getting the ball rolling this morning. If the 2013 Toho Open champ wants a repeat performance, he's gonna need a few more of these 7-pounders. 

Getting nervous

Jan 16, 2015

Andrew Slegona just muttered "I'm getting nervous."   Hard to tell by his body language, but the quiet angler knows he needs to get a solid fish in the boat.   "I have a big female on the bed," said the New York angler. "I wanted to save her, but I might go and see her."

Slegona's first keeper of Day 2

Jan 16, 2015

Clouse on the move

Jan 16, 2015

Slegona is still plugging away at his best spot. Almost all of the 10 boats that were once here are now gone. Gary Clouse was one of the last to leave. He was fishing a little deeper than Slegona, but after no luck, Clouse headed out.    Once his rooster tail was just out of view, Slegona's co-angler hooked up. His first fish of the day was small keeper, but enough to restore hope that fish are still in this area. The clouds still cover the sky, but that was a bright spot for the Day 1 leaders area. 

A glimpse of sunlight

Jan 16, 2015

The sun came out! Well, just for a second before the wind blew more clouds our direction. The fronts are blowing through and it's changing the lighting.    This might just be me, but I feel like Slegona is going to catch a good fish very soon. He has made his rounds and is coming back around to where he started. Any flip can be a giant down here.

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