Day One Quotable

“I’m just trying to give the ladies a little entertainment.”

- Marty Robinson after busting a move on the weigh-in stage

“This never gets old.”

- 2008 Classic champion Alton Jones on crossing the stage at the Classic weigh-in

“I’ve caught that fish four times now.”

- Dustin Wilks after a chunky bass nearly flopped out of his hand on stage

“My observer told me what I had, and I said, ‘I better get busy.’ ”

- David Walker, who’s observer mistakenly added a 7-pound fish to Walker’s total for BASSTrakk’s unofficial tally

“I think I’m gonna puke.”

- Overheard in the crowd after Mike Iaconelli shamelessly plugged his new energy drink on the weigh-in stage

“I almost passed my fishing spot, but I was determined to outrun (Dean) Rojas.”

- Randy Howell describing his race to a fishing spot against Dean Rojas

“I know he’s always talking about having a faster boat than everybody, but I’ve got a better looking one.”

- Dean Rojas in response to Randy Howell

“The big fish moved in, and it was game on.”

- Keith Poche on a Friday afternoon spate of activity that propelled him into first place

“I might be a little edgy.”

- Keith Poche on how well he thought he’d sleep after leading the first day

“I’d rather share first place with him.”

- Bobby Lane on sharing sixth place with his brother Chris

“I’ve had a nightmare of a day.”

- Casey Ashley on equipment troubles that ended his day just after noon

“I love it down here so much, I’ve got purple shoestrings in my tennis shoes.”

- Marty Robinson on Louisiana

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