We've run several miles up lake. Plenty of fishermen along the way, but no Classic anglers. Now we found Rick Morris offshore. The sun is trying to poke out. Moving again. Not far from Rick Morris is Jordan Lee. No one seems to be bounced up tight today, but they're definitely clustered in certain areas. Patrick Bone is just a half mile from Jordan Lane. He reported hooking a 7 pounder earlier and had two other bites. He's fishing a lure I didn't expect to see this week.
Bassmaster.com's Mike Suchan shooting BassCam with Terry Scroggins.
Let the GoPro build begin! We'll have a GoPro on every boat all three days this year for the Classic. Looking forward to bringing the fans every second of coverage we can. We'll also have a GoPro in the air capturing aerial footage this week!
Randall Tharp is just a few hundred yards from Klein, moving faster than either Gary or Ish. It takes us a bit longer to figure out who is who --- new wraps for a season.
Not far from Ish we found Gary Klein. From a distance it's hard to tell what he's fishing, but it appears that he's on a classic transition spot. He hasn't moved the boat much at all, seems to be focused on the spot within the spot.
Overstreet and I are on the water and the first boat we found is Ish Monroe. The wind is blowing fairly steadily, but it's not rough and Ish has some protection. I expected everyone to be moving at a breakneck pace today, but he's patiently plying a small area.
KVD talks right before take-off about the conditions of Guntersville. See this and more on the BassCam page.
The tournament hadn't even started and Bill Lowen has already had a visit from an emergency medic. In the Birmingham boat yard this morning, preparing for practice, Lowen closed his livewell lid and a small piece of gravel popped up and lodged in his eye. BASS staff called an ambulance and they quickly got it out. At takeoff this morning Lowen said the vision in that eye was still a little blurry but he thought he'd be fine. "Wish I'd had my Vicious Fishing sunglass on at the time," said Lowen with a smile.