Takeoff as scheduled

Anglers left Cypress Bend Park at the scheduled 7 a.m. CT takeoff to start Day 2 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Toledo Bend.

Sam Houston State with No. 5

Dillon Harrell and Colby Bryant from Sam Houston State University with fish No. 5. Tough day but grinding a decent limit. Going head hunting now!

Tough luck for the Swanson brothers

Thor and Mitch Swanson of Bemidji State were on the way to their spot this morning and lost power to to their boat. They are now restricted to idle speed. Not only are they having mechanical issues, but they are fishing a creek they didn't plan to and aren't sure what's wrong. This duo did well at the National Championship in 2017 and almost made the Classic Bracket. With zero in the box their spirits are low, but they are making the best of it and fishing what they can before they have to get picked up or towed to weigh-in.

Bryan College checks in

5 for Bryan College’s Nathan and Cole. Fishing for their good friend Tom who is battling cancer.

What they are looking for

What teams are fishing around and searching for on Toledo Bend.

 

Nicholls State update

Tyler Rivet and Jared Bascle of Nicholls State have two fish in the box so far on Toledo Bend.

 

Delay is over

After 1 hour and 45 mins of delays, the first day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Toledo Bend is ready to go. 248 teams head out and first flight is due back at 3 pm CT

College start delayed

There are perfect conditions at Cypress Bend Park where takeoff is located, but the 248 teams are still under a fog delay. The south end of Toledo Bend is clear, but just north of takeoff and up the river is socked in pretty thick with bright-white fog. Tournament Director Hank Weldon has to look out for the safety of every single team in the field even if one team is headed north. Tough spot for a tournament director, but with the boat lanes and standing timber on Toledo Bend, it's a no-brainer to wait until its 100% safe to takeoff and operate under normal conditions. 

Helping the competition

Head Coach Jon Rinderer of McKendree University lends a helping hand to South Alabama's Brandon Bland as they try to fix some electrical issues before takeoff. It's pretty cool to see an opposing schools coach help another team. It's one of the many admirable things about bass fishing and college events. 

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