Felix off to good start

Second verse, same as the first at Lake Eufaula. The leaderboard is lighting up early, just as it did yesterday, Nine 5-bass limits were on BASSTrakk at 7 a.m. Elite Series rookie Austin Felix didn't have a limit at 7:00, but he had three, including this 3-pound, 6-ounce largemouth. Felix, who is from Eden Prairie, Minn., had a solid Day 1, finishing in a three-way 34th-place tie with 17-4.

The field will be cut to the top 40 after today's weigh-in. The 40th-place cutline after Day 1 was 17-4.