Hunter Shryock slams Chickamauga

Go on the water with the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open Day 1 leader Hunter Shryock as he tries to hold his lead on Lake Chickamauga.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Go on the water with the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open Day 1 leader Hunter Shryock as he tries to hold his lead on Lake Chickamauga.
He already had a small, but solid limit when I found him midday.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He already had a small, but solid limit when I found him midday.
But he had a few fish in his area and was confident he could upgrade as the weather was getting better.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - But he had a few fish in his area and was confident he could upgrade as the weather was getting better.
Shryock hooked up with a good one.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Shryock hooked up with a good one.
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He goes to the driver seat to land this fish.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He goes to the driver seat to land this fish.
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Score! Solid fish and good upgrade for Shryock.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Score! Solid fish and good upgrade for Shryock.
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Now it's time to cull his smallest.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Now it's time to cull his smallest.
He throws one back and it was indeed a solid upgrade.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He throws one back and it was indeed a solid upgrade.
He found another one after retying and was on the prowl again.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He found another one after retying and was on the prowl again.
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He hooks up and battles this one on the opposite side.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He hooks up and battles this one on the opposite side.
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He stretches for the big one.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He stretches for the big one.
And grabs it.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - And grabs it.
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Boom! Shryock is pumped as he gets to make another upgrade.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Boom! Shryock is pumped as he gets to make another upgrade.
He smiles for his GoPro. If you haven't seen his
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He smiles for his GoPro. If you haven't seen his "27 Opportunities" video series then you should. He chronicles each day of every Open he fishes and shows you action you wouldn't see otherwise.
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Photo: Ronnie Moore
Co-angler Kent Biggs hooks up.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Co-angler Kent Biggs hooks up.
And lands the small fish.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - And lands the small fish.
Shryock makes a move to another area and hooks up quick.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Shryock makes a move to another area and hooks up quick.
He fights it to the boat and grabs the big one.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He fights it to the boat and grabs the big one.
And brings it in the boat!
Photo: Ronnie Moore - And brings it in the boat!
Photo: Ronnie Moore - "Are you kidding me, bro" - Hunter Shryock
That's another good one to upgrade.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - That's another good one to upgrade.
He sorts out his smallest fish and culls. He has a very solid bag, but is just missing the 8+ pounder he caught on Day 1. With a few hours left in the day he was heading to another one possibly that big when I had to go in.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - He sorts out his smallest fish and culls. He has a very solid bag, but is just missing the 8+ pounder he caught on Day 1. With a few hours left in the day he was heading to another one possibly that big when I had to go in.