Brian Pahl and John Garrett of Bethel University joined their teammate Hunter Louden in the Top 3 after yesterday's weigh-in because of their 17-pound, 4-ounce bag on Day 1.
Today they have 3 fish so far and just landed their third when I pulled up and found them.
They desperately want to win the National Championship just like everyone else, but these anglers would probably be content with a Top 4 finish and a spot in the bracket. That is because the Classic Bracket is on Kentucky Lake, which is in their backyard and very few college teams may know Kentucky Lake as well as they do.
They only had 5 keeper bites on Day 1, two coming in the first two hours of the day, two more around 11 a.m. and then they filled their limit at the spot they are currently fishing right now.
Tough is a good word to describe Green River Lake right now, but tough doesn't mean bad by no means. There are big fish in this place and these teams showed it yesterday. Teams are focused in for 8 hours of fishing and 5 bites.