Photo by: Andy Crawford > Day 1: 5, 15-00 - After serving his 38-minute penalty Friday morning, Casey Ashley said the fishing was tougher than he expected and he knows a big bag Saturday will be needed to stay in the hunt.
“Obviously some guys caught them, but I thought it’d be better all the way around,” he said. “The fish were finicky and I don’t why. We had sun and wind and on this lake that’s good, plus it was getting warmer.”
He admitted to being a little confused as to what the fish are doing, which makes his situation entering day 2 a little more challenging.
“In 2015, I knew the deal was a matter of timing and getting luck with the weather swing,” he said. “This deal, Saturday’s going to be cloudy and I’m not licking chops. I think lot of fish are in between right now. I need to catch them tomorrow. I think I’ll need 18-plus to be where I can manage it if the stars align.”