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.