DAY 1 PATTERNS FROM THE COLLEGE OPEN

 

By: Colin Moore

The Northwest Missouri State University team of Andrew Nordbye and Adam Almontadi took the day-one lead in the FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake. While their pattern seems to be effectively refined – they were using only one lure and had no others out on the deck – Nordbye and Almontadi don’t have this one sewed up yet. The rest of the top five is just a few pounds behind the leaders.

Here’s how they made it into contention going into the final day.

2. University of Kentucky – Ryan Collins and Hunter Fulcher – 22-14

The Kentucky duo of Ryan Collins and Hunter Fulcher “bounced around several bays,” notes Collins, but the pair didn’t have a 15-inch keeper before noon. Collins says their fish were caught on three different baits.

“The fishing was definitely better for us in the afternoon,” adds Fulcher. “We were targeting areas where a creek channel would swing in close and away from a secondary point. We had our boat in about 20 feet of water and were fishing in about 15 feet. We culled once, at about 2:30, and caught some smaller fish in shallow. But, definitely, the better fish were out deeper.”

–To read the full recap of Day 1 of the FLW Open on Kentucky Lake Click Here