DAY ONE of our All Species Odyssey has opened in awesome style, with 102 species submitted by 16 teams.
You could throw a net over the top 8 teams separated by 3 species in an incredibly tight competition
But if anything encapsulated the “not your average fishing tournament” style that is permeating the event was watching David French, who drove over 10 hours to make the vent, stopping competing to help two local boys learning conventional fishing.
The big question might be are the other two teams sandbagging or in hiding. Either way a good run tomorrow could see most teams with a shot to vie for the big prizes on offer from our sponsors Sage + RIO, Nautilus, TFO, Simms, Orvis, Yeti, Fishpond, Sweetwater Brewery, Rainys Flies.
The mother-son Schraeder combination with 10 species leads a 3 way tie with last years winners NWA the husband and wife duo of the Bartons, and the Missouri Mad Toms, all with 9 species, ahead of the Duane Hada led Creek Crawlers with 8.
Fishing starts 6am