After leaving the takeoff area my boat driver JP Kimbrough and I headed south toward a couple backwater oxbows that we thought anglers would be in.
One of the first anglers we found was college angler Tyler Rivet. The Nicholls State angler has proven himself over the last two years in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series with two Top 8 finishes in the National Championship. In 2015 he was a participant in the Classic Bracket and this year he barely missed out on the opportunity.
He decided to fish the Central Opens this year and test himself on the pro side. While we watched the young angler he boated his first keeper. He said he lost two fish in thick hyacinth earlier and couldn't pull them out.