Day one. Largemouth bass have been very productive on Harris Lake Chain in the winter months when the bass are spawning on this beautiful and scenic lake. Deepwater edges and the channels near vegetation are known for producing some strong bites. The college bass two-angler fishing teams are fishing friendly weather in Florida as the first day of the first Southern Regional gets under way January 4-5. Universities represented come from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi and an 80-boat field is a lot of competition.
Launching from Wooten Park 7:20 AM Weigh-in 3:20 PM
Permitted fishing: Harris, Little Harris, Denham, Dora, Beauclaire, Carlton,Torut and Horseshoe, Griffin, Eustis. North-Moss Bluff Locak and Dam Oklawaha River, South-Apopka-Beaucliare Lock.
Limit 5 fish 12”
The college anglers are fishing on water that is of varying clarities and colors. The channels are clearer and perfect for sight fishing, the lake is darker water. The overall water depth of the lake on the average is 10-12 feet. Topwater plugs, crankbaits and plastic worms are favorites at this lake.
Day One Results:
1. Zach Parker-Matthew Roberts, Bethel University 29-2 Carhart Big Bass Leader 9-11
2. Thomas Oltorik III-Scott Heaberlin, Daytona State college 21-7
3. Matt Lee-Chris Seals, Auburn University 21-2
4. Myles Palmer- Dalton Wilson, Bethel University 21-0
5. Cody Spears-Charles Fee, FSU 20-1
6. Jacob Nummy-Tom Fink, AUM 19-6
7. Briggs Defoor-Brandon Worthey, Auburn University 14-12
8. Justin Darley-Justin O’Donnell, UCF 13-15
9. Shane Jewell-Matthew Thomas, University of North Alabama 13-7
10. Kyle Smith-Shelby Concon, Florida 13-0
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