PARIS, Tenn. — After a 30-minute run on Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing, Rick Morris put a spanking on the ol' largemouth on Day One. I can see why people get spoiled catching fish after being on this lake, because he caught one fish after another. After picking through a lot of smaller fish, Rick managed to bust a big one or two on each spot. He was using a cranking pattern that involved ledges, shell beds, and grass. The real key to his success will remain a secret until after the tournament because it's a technique he uses when it comes to cranking.
The field is full of past ROY winners at the Tennessee Triumph.
Along a ledge at Kentucky Lake, Bobby Lane has hit paydirt.
Bobby Lane has a winning stratedy, so far, at the Tennessee Triumph that he's sticking with.
The general consensus is that the big fish were biting Day One of the Tennessee Triumph.
Hear what the pros have to say after Day One of the Tennessee Triumph.
It only took Bobby Lane until 10:30 to catch what he needed to lead on Day One of the Tennessee Triumph.
Day One of the SpongeTech Tennessee Triumph on Kentucky Lake has Bobby Lane out front with a one-plus pound lead.
"Out-of-control good" is what 2008 Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones of Waco, Texas, calls the fishing at Kentucky Lake, where the Bassmaster Elite Series will head to next for the June 3-6 SpongeTech Tennessee Triumph out of Paris, Tenn.
"The coffee scent was critical to my success. The fish didn't hold on to the lure very long. They seemed to like the coffee taste and held it just a moment longer than other plastics. That gave me the time I needed to set the hook."