The Memorial Bridge is Palatka’s hallmark structure and an impressive background for morning launch.
The always-pleasant Mike McClelland, a loyal, long-time Quantum pro said, “I love the new EXO reels, but these older Tour Edition reels are pretty hard to beat too.”
Seeing his grandson after weigh-in was the highlight of Shaw Grigsby’s day.
“I swear he grows various forms of facial hair just to drive me nuts,” joked Mike Iaconelli’s wife Becky.
It was pretty dog-on tough for KVD yesterday who said he caught a ton of fish, just no big spawning females.
Palatka, Florida native, and pre-tourney favorite, Terry Big Show Scroggins suffered a mechanical failure at noon on Day 1 and only managed a 35th place finish.
KVD just stood there while Toyota representatives worked to put a shine on the Tacoma’s tires.
Good friends and roommates Swindle and Scroggins discuss a tough day.
Team Toyota’s Mike Iaconelli sat in 32nd place after Day 1 on The St. Johns River.
VanDam readies a Quantum EXO for Day 2 of competition at the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida.
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