George appears

Sam George pulled into the area I was covering Alton Jones Jr. They are traveling partners so it's no surprise that they could've shared some info they had. Both had tough practices and weren't real confident in any particular area so to manage their time they played it close to their chest to start the event. 

"I had a limit and was culling before every boat left the dock at Lake Champlain," George said. "I just hope I catch a fish before boats are returning to the dock today."

Of course, George said it with a smile on his face, but it does seem that the Red River is a tad tougher than anglers had thought it would be. While we watched George, he caught about a 10 inch bass and it seemed he was as giddy as a kid on Christmas just to boat a bass. Now he is looking for keepers, which have to be 12 inches to be legal this week.