Backstage at St. Johns

I've seen it a hundred times, but it's still wonderful to watch- a group of anglers arriving, bagging their fish, and going through the motions backstage all for that moment when Dave Mercer calls them up to weigh their fish. There's nervousness, elation, comraderie, and everything in between. Here's a look at what it's like before and after they hit the stage, with the added wrinkle of Covid making things even more complicated.