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Day One Bassmaster Classic

Day one of the Classic started of with the air temperature in the low thirties, blue bird skies and a mild south wind. Doesn’t sound bad, however it was completely different than their pre fishing experience on the Red River. So right off the jump they…

Day one of the Classic on the red river started of with the air temperature in the low thirties, blue bird skies and a mild south wind. Doesn’t sound bad, however it was completely different than their pre fishing experience on the Red River. So right off the jump they were having to make adjustments, and for those of you that were watching the live feeds you could see that several were struggling early. As typical in the South and an early Spring day the afternoon bite can save the day for those that stay confident.

Boyd Duckett, an angler that was not on the radar of many of the sports writer picks and came in at 28th on the fantasy fishing league started day one confident and strong and now is in the lead with 20lbs 3ozs. This gives him a one pound lead over Jami Fralick who has 19lbs and 3ozs. The top 20 places are separated by only 6lbs. so we can expect a lot of place juggling.

Boyd Duckett LaserLure and True Tungston Pro Staff had a good afternoon bite. He stayed in pool five on day one. “I lost an 8lber on a good stump. She managed to free herself and come to the surface and I got a good look at her, but she found a small stob and I couldn’t get her up”. When he was asked if he was going to try her again today he said most definitely. He would be fishing in the same area.

Louisiana’s changing weather will make for an exciting day two. Each pro will have to adapt to completely different conditions today and this may allow some of the pros to excel with a technique that they are confident in where others may not be able to maintain that same confidence which may effect their day on the water. Today’s weather is completely overcast with rain and a lake wind advisory, with winds from the West.

Brian Snowden coming into the 2009 Classic said “It’s all about the choices you make.” Eliminating water so that when the fishing is tough you’re not thinking about it in the back of your mind, wondering if you should be there. With the weights so close its anyone’s game to win, it will come down to the person that is able to adjust to weather conditions, fishing pressure and the crowds.



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