Groh has seen tough times

Chris Groh has seen more than his share of misfortune this season. From mechanical difficulties to being in the right place at the wrong time, it’s been a difficult season for the 43-year-old angler from Spring Grove, Ill. So it’s good to see the amiable Groh landing a 3-pounder in the early morning glow on Lake Guntersville today.

Groh caught a 5-bass limit yesterday, but it weighed only 10 pounds, which left him in 86th place. Only 13 of the 98 anglers didn’t catch a limit on Day 1. Three-pounders were practically the norm as 469 bass weighing a total of 1,319.69 pounds were brought to the scales. That’s an average of 2.81 pounds per bass.