Early takeoff for final teams

Takeoff for the 266 boats at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops started everyday at 7 a.m., but with just the Top 32 teams they left the dock just before 6 a.m.

There is a big high school tournament and another big local event on Pickwick today so they hope for less pressure on fish at the dam is probably unlikely, but the top college teams are the best for a reason.

Teams were greeted with a beautiful sunrise this morning as well, which is always a cool way to start the day.