The B.A.S.S. Nation did not fare the best on Day 1 of the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
But all six of the anglers are ready for redemption on Day 2.
“I only had three bites all day,” said Greg Vance of Iowa, “and two of them were shorts.”
But all his luck could change on the second day.
“I’m looking forward to tomorrow,” he said.
Fabian Rodriguez of the Delaware B.A.S.S. Nation caught only one fish, but it was a good one, weighing in at 4 pounds, 2 ounces.
“I saw five or six other bass like that, but I couldn’t get them to the boat,” he said.
If he can find them again tomorrow, he might move solidly up the leaderboard.
Levi McNeill of Utah wasn’t able to bring anything to the scales. But he’s using that as a motivator for Day 2.
“I’ve got nothing to lose now,” he said. “I’ve just got to go fishing tomorrow.”
John Proctor of South Carolina did the best of the Nation guys, landing in 39th place with 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
Albert Collins of Texas was right behind, in 41st place with 6-12.
Sim, Rodriguez and Vance took up the 44th, 45th and 46th spots, respectively, bringing in 4-6, 4-2 and 3-1.
McNeill tied for 52nd place with three other anglers for zero.