8.45 Pound Smallmouth Highlights SBOBT

It took 23 years, but the first 8 plus pound smallmouth bass hit the scales on Day 1 of the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament at Sawyer Park on Friday.  Illinois fisherman Greg Dickson and Tim Schneider weighed the heaviest fish in tournament history, an 8.45 pound jaw-dropper than has them in 10th place.  The team of Darrell Greenwood and Steve Anderson from Missouri have the lead after a whopping 36.08 pound opening day.  The 15 year tournament veterans have nearly a three pound lead heading into Day 2.  Tournament Director Ken Ellis talked about the record setting day….The top 16 teams weighed more than 30 pounds and officials say that 3,453 pounds of fish were caught and eventually released.  Ellis said that he spent some of the day on the water observing…Weigh in is set for 3:00 today.  There are plenty of free activities scheduled for Kids Day at Sawyer Park starting at 10:30 this morning.  Tune in as we broadcast live from 11am – 1pm from the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament on WDOR.

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