Quantum pro Kevin VanDam with part of his 20-pound limit. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Rooming with Bass Nomad this week obvioiusly paid off for Andy Montgomery on day 1! Photo by Joel Shangle.
Garmin pro Paul Mueller shows off a giant Day 1 smallie. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Big Show put on a show with this Day 1 bronzeback. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Rigid Industries pro Britt Myers’ look says it all: “Oooooooooh yeaaahhh!” Photo by Joel Shangle.
Spiderwire pro Fletcher Shryock hustles a fish into his weigh bag. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Livingston pro Hank Cherry was one of 71 anglers with 15 pounds or more. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Watch out for Proz this week: Jacob Powroznik with one of three giant smallies he caught early on Day 1. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Garmin pro Russ Lane bagged up 19-13 on Day 1. Photo by Joel Shangle.
UNION SPRINGS, New York – Rigid Industries pro Britt Myers probably said it best as he prepared to bag his fish on Day 1 at the Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake: “I think I have 20 pounds. No, maybe 19. Or, actually, it might be 21.”
So many 18- to 20-pound bags of Upstate New York smallmouth and largemouth that it was impossible to tell them apart. Cayuga gave up the goods on Day 1, producing 71 15-plus-pound bags, 11 20-plus pound limits, and the heaviest one-day wight total of the 2016 season.
Here’s a look at a handful of our favorite fish from Day 1.