McKinney gets started early

Trevor McKinney of McKendree University has already landed two keepers within the first hour of fishing time for a total of 3 pounds, 1 ounce.

McKinney is focusing on a shallow flat in the very back of the creek. This particular flat is loaded with baitfish. The more that the sun gets up, the better the fishing has been for McKinney.

On Day 1 McKinney came to this area at noon with 1 small keeper and ended up boating 15 keepers.

With a full day in this area, McKinney is confident that he could have a stellar semifinal round.