Sooner Run Day Two quotes

GROVE, Okla. — The best of what the Elite anglers had to say on Day Two of the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Tobacco."The one thing I'll say is that I'm fishing shallower than I was last year. The water color is what is affecting the fish not being on the structure of last year."

 —Mike McClelland

 "I fell in the water for the first time in my career and the rest of the day stayed bad."

 —Randy Howell on his 63rd-place finish

 "I've been trying to get bigger bites and when you do that you get less bites."

 — Mark Tyler on his Day Two bag (13-0 for 32nd place) which only included four fish

 "I always make fun of guys on TV who say they're just going fishing. But that's what I did today."

 — Bradley Stringer on his 18-4 Day Two bag that helped put him in 22nd place

 "I really struggled today. I had two 14 inch spots in the livewell late in the day when I came upon a school of three to four pounders and was able to cull them."

— Timmy Horton

"I saw McClelland catching them pretty good and he got in my head. I finally slowed down and started catching them."

 — Jeff Kriet

 "I had fun today. I got those few quality bites which was the difference in weight between yesterday and today."

 — Matt Reed, comparing his weight Thursday (15-8) to Friday (19-12) in putting himself in 7th place

 "I fished for big fish today. I learned last year you don't fish for limits here."

 — Davey Hite on Grand Lake

 "I hit a little lull between 10 and 2 o'clock and just kept switching things up and figured out something that might help me tomorrow."

 — Todd Faircloth on his late rally to total 19-11 on Day Two, giving him an 11th-place, 34-7 total.

 Editor's note: invited the University of Oklahoma bass fishing team to join coverage of the Sooner Run. The collegiate anglers will post a regular blog and appear on Hooked Up, the live Internet shows that air at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Sunday in advance of the live weigh-in. Bob Cobb, creator of Bassmaster Magazine and Bassmaster television, will be the special guest on Hooked Up.


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