Eastern Kentucky weighed a 21.39-pound limit to win its first national championship.
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.