Carson Orellana of Strayer University is one of the many anglers fishing solo this week. Nothing is new for him on that front, but losing fish is something he doesn't normally do.
He just put his third and fourth keepers in his livewell, but he lost a 3+ pounder and a fish that he said was over 5 pounds.
I asked if they would be in the livewell if he had a partner to net them, but he didn't think so.
"I certainly wouldn't use that as an excuse either way," Orellana said.
Orellana made the 2015 National Championship fishing solo so he certainly has the skill set to do well. If you've never heard of Orellana he has a history on the Opens as a co-angler. He won the Smith Lake Open and won the boat he has used to fish the college series.
He has four fish with three being solid so far. Looking for number five.