After leaving the launch area to Edwin Evers and his posse, Steve Bowman and I have gone on the prowl, looking for the fourth-ranked All-Star, Skeet Reese. A flash of yellow drew us to the back of a cove, where we found Terry Scroggins raking the bank with a topwater and a square bill crankbait. We saw him catch one non-keeper.
As he passed us I asked him if he had fished the cove yesterday. He hadn't. I asked him if he was running new water today. He laughed at my ill-advised question and said, "Why would I want to go back to those places." His 1-pound, 6-ounce total for Day One doesn't give him confidence in yesterday's fishing spots.