Day two of the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance is underway on the Harris Chain. The link to yesterday's top patterns is below, and we'll try to check in here about every hour with updates from around the field.
1:30 – We’re wrapping it up
With only an hour and a half left before the first flight checks in there are plenty of teams scrambling to make something happen in order to try and move inside the top 10 to fish tomorrow. A lot of the teams that spent their time up in Griffin have started to work their way back. The bite seems to have slowed in the early part of the afternoon, but with the water temperatures slowly climbing it’s not wild to expect teams in the last flights to take advantage of a late bite in the warmest part of the day. Our coverage team is off the water, so tune in at 3 p.m. ET to see what teams will qualify for the final round because there will be plenty of shuffling today on the leaderboard.
Bethel – Cully Scroggins and Nathon Portch – limit for 10 pounds, one is a 6-pounder
Blue Mountain College – Fisher Overton and Fisher Young – four keepers
Sam Houston State – Colby Brant – two keepers
12:30 – Rounding up the leaders
We've now hit most of the folks who did well on day one, and the only thing clear is that they aren't doing quite as well on day two. So far, the best of the bunch is definitely the McKendree University duo of Nathan Doty and Jacob Louis. They put perhaps 12 pounds in the boat fairly early, and culled twice to get over 15 pounds as we watched. The leading Sam Houston State duo of Bryton Kurtz and Jackson Carrell have assembled a limit now, but it's just babies at this point.
Sam Houston State – Bryton Kurtz and Jackson Carrell – small limit
McKendree University – Nathan Doty and Jacob Louis – 15 pounds
SFA – Christopher Harrison and Ethan LeGare – 13 pounds
ULM – Conner Nimrod and Morgan Jalaldin – 14 pounds
EKU – Kyler Petrey and Jeffrey Rubner – two keepers
Clarkson University – Tyler Robinson – one keeper
Coastal Carolina – William Tattersall and Max McQuaide – a limit for 8 pounds
FSU – Garret Sanders and Owen Kuhn – 12 pounds
11:15 – Warming up and so is the bite
The wind is still blowing pretty good, but the sun is shining and making it feel a whole lot nicer outside than it did at takeoff. In Griffin, there are few more teams exploring the marshes than there were on day one, but nobody we’ve talked with has the makings of a megabag punching mats. The fifth-place team of Josh Perrin and Matthew Sewell of Sam Houston State are back where the magic happened yesterday in Griffin, but only have one small keeper in the box. Elsewhere, the McKendree University duo of Nathan Doty and Jacob Louis have a limit worth 13 pounds.
Sam Houston State – Jayce Garrison and Mason Hoke – two keepers, one is a 4-pounder
Sacramento State – Aaron Nguyen and Christopher Orgon – one keeper
Lander University – Drew Pridgen and Chasten Beck – two keepers for 4 pounds
University of Akron – Josh Kelly and Jonathan Harter – three keepers for 7 pounds
Iowa State – Parker Domschke and Marcus Proll – three keepers for 7 pounds
ETBU – Brett Clark and Cody Ross – two keepers
University of West Georgia – Ty Mossberg and Jake Buchannan – four keepers
9:50 – It's cold, but some teams are catching
Early this morning, the weather is pretty brutal for Florida. Though it is plenty sunny, it's quite cold, and the wind is blowing pretty good. Still, some of the teams are catching, especially offshore. The leading Sam Houston State duo of Bryton Kurtz and Jackson Carrell have just two fish so far, but, they caught them both on a patch of offshore grass.
Sam Houston State – Bryton Kurtz and Jackson Carrell – two small keepers
Bethel University – John Garrett and Kyle Palmer – 10 pounds, catching fish almost every cast
University of West Georgia – Ty Mossberg and Jake Buchannan – two keepers
Dallas Baptist – Ryan Wood and Hunter Scott – a 3-pounder and a 5-pounder
Sam Houston State – Jayce Garrison and Mason Hoke – one 3-pounder
Auburn – Chase Mundhenke and Blake Milligan – one keeper
Georgia College – Rudy Pearson and John Garrett Pearson – one keeper