– This could be theseason, the year, one fish. One 10 pounder could make mylife a lot easier this week so. Come here girl, please, please. Yes, yes!So we’re on our wayto the second Southern BassMaster Open, Lake Chickamauga. And man, I’m exitedbecause you look aroundand it’s 79 degrees out. Tress are poppin’,bloomin’, birds are out. You know, you can feel the lifecoming out of that winter funk. So who doesn’t likefishing in the spring time?And it’s on Lake Chickamaugawhich is a fish factory. This place has like blown upover the past couple of years. And this place is knownfor being a TVA lakeand fishing those mega schools offshore. I’m sitting third in the points. Pretty anxious about that. Kinda like one of them thingsyou just wanna get it doneand see where you end up at. But I told myself pulling in,I’m not gonna get too overwhelmedby the points situation,because I’m gonna go outthere and try my hardest,regardless of whether I’m third in pointsor 193rd in points. Like I said, I’m justexcited to get down here,get the boat off thetrailer and put my head downand try to find something solidfor the tournament andsee where we end up. And hopefully we get some good pointsoutta this one to last us until Smith Lakeat the end of the year. ♪ You can’t stop me ♪♪ I’m gonna fly away ♪♪ And I’m a live today ♪♪ And you won’t see my face ♪♪ Finally I’m free ♪♪ And I’ll never look back ♪♪ Watch my bass and I’ll face the black ♪♪ And my future never looked better ♪♪ From the old me it’s a suicide letter ♪♪ My life my hopes my dreams ♪♪ These lies these evil streams ♪♪ Hope for the bestprepare for the worst ♪♪ That’s what I put aprayer in every verse ♪♪ ‘Cause I hope God hears me ♪- Oh my god, I got a 10 pounder. ♪ And I’m startin’ to see thetruth reveled in front of me ♪- Freaking bass of my life. This is the biggest bass of life, bro. I don’t know how big this bass is,but I gotta get it weighed. ♪ 10 years in the game ♪♪ Still ain’t sleeping ♪♪ Still no rest ’cause Iknow that they creeping ♪♪ Know they scheming ♪♪ I was put here to fight back ♪♪ But I still can’t confess’cause you like that ♪♪ Still I’m a MC from the 90’s ♪♪ Wu-Tang high bro spinnin’ so grimy ♪- We’re on to something. ♪ I’m gonna fly away ♪♪ And I’m a live today ♪♪ And you won’t see my face again ♪- Last day of practice. Looking for sight fishand possibly found the biggestfish that I have ever seen. Ever, captivity or not, doesn’t matter,this thing is a giant. And I’ve never been thisscared to try to catch a bass. I feel like I’ll get in here first thing. I don’t think anybody else,hopefully nobody found her,but this could be the season, the year. One fish, one 10 poundercould make my life a lot easier this week. So I don’t know if it’s 10, 12, nine,I don’t know, but it is a giant. It’s like the size of my leg. Ready to keep looking. It’s kinda of a dying deal right now. They’re leaving the beds every day. They’re going out to the guysthat are fishing offshore. But I like sight fishing. I feel like that’s what I’m good atso I’m gonna stick with itand fingers crossedthere’s enough of ’em leftto still go around. Thank you. – What time you due, man?- Five o’clock. – That’s right . – 89. – 189. – Good luck, man. – Thanks guys. – You got her. Oh, that’s a big fish, nice. Oh my gosh. Good job, Hunter. Come on, baby, come on. – Just come here. Oh my gosh, dude, this is for real. – You hooked her, yeah. – Is this real life?- Yeah, man. – Oh my gosh. – Pull that sucker in. – Oh my God. Oh my gosh, dude. Oh yeah, baby. Day one, God is good!God is good! Oh my God. Oh my God, you tell me, youtell me that ain’t a fish. Let’s get it done today. I dreamt it in my sleep, same way. – I had a hard timegoing to sleep last night. – I dreamt that in my sleep. That right there,full scenario. – That fish?- The whole thing. In and out, baby. In and out. – Yep, definitely. – Keep looking downand see if you see a big,big, big fish swim out. – [Man On Hunter’sBoat] Swimming out here?- Yeah. – Disappear all of a sudden?- She just, yeah, itwas in front of the boatand went under it. That’s probably why she’s still here. Another three something. – No,that one’s a little big bigger I think. – Just forget. – That one’s four. – Forget that one. – Oh get it! – And then the rain came in the afternoonand I mean it put it down. I didn’t have my GoProin a waterproof casebecause I run the hard wire to it. So I initially just threw it in the box. Made a last minute callwith literally 20 minutes left to fish. I pull it into a pocket and caught a five,five and a half pounderto call out a threeand that anchored that bag down reallywith minutes left to check in. – You get him, Hunter?You get him?- Yeah. – Oh, afterHarris, you needed to. – I know man. – Come off. – Thanks, Charlie. – You got 20?- I think. – Hunter Shriyak, thenewcomer Ohio. Got himself a good bagof, oh my, Hunter Shriyakhad an outstanding finish. Got on that first stop onthe Harris Chain of Lakes. He knew he wanted to havea great stop here as well. He’s looking to do well in the points. classic. He needs 25 pounds, twoounces to take the lead. 25 pounds, seven ounces!Hunter Shriyak, my goodness! That is awesome stuff. Oh man, what a day. – Blessed day, I can’tthank the Lord enough. I mean, I have the bestsponsors in the world. Abu Garcia, Under Armor,Spiderwire, Berkley,you name it. But man, I can’t, I’m shaking right now. It’s just shaking like a leaf,so it’s gonna be aninteresting day tomorrow. It’s gonna be totallydifferent conditions,but man, I’m ready to get back out there. – So today, obviouslyyou’re the last flight,you had a long, long day. Shorter day, does thatimpact your plans at all?Are you making a long run?Are you relying on thatafternoon, hopefully sunshine?Is there any difference in your game planor are you just gonna do your stuff?Or do you just got a lotof thinking to do tonight?- Actually I’m probably justgonna go out fishing againlike I did today. You know, the game plan’llprobably be just to play par,and if I can come acrossa couple big girlsup in the bank again like that,then we’ll make it happen. – So odds are you’re gonna have,hopefully I say odds are. I know we’re only day one,but you’re gonna have a good finish here. You had a great, great tournamentat the Harris Chain of Lakes. We obviously have a finalevent in Smith Lake. That’s a clear water spot at bass fishing. Something that, I know itdoesn’t exactly fit your style,but I’m confident I see yourangling, and how you develop. You’re gonna do well. If you qualify for theBassmaster League Series,obviously your brother, Fletcher. How cool would that be?And I’m assuming youwould take full advantageof that opportunity. – Oh, absolutely, but I gottago fishing tomorrow, Chris. – I’m getting ahead of myself. – You’re putting me on the spot here. So tomorrow’s just another day. – That’s what I do. – I know. Tomorrow’s another day of fishingand that’s all I’m gonna think of it asand try to catch ’em again. – That’s the right attitude right there. Give him a round of applause. 25 pounds, seven ounces. The new leader on the BassPro Shop’s Bassmaster. – Well, you know,of course the weather’s rollingin I think about 10 o’clock. And that’s gonna change,you know, I alreadyknew that was coming in. So I kinda went througha lot fish yesterdaythat I had. So I’m gonna try to findsome new fish this morning. Got a couple big ones that I can go to. Whether I can put ’em in the boator not’ll be a different story. But other than that, it’sjust put fish in the boatand worry about points for the Elites. So that’s the main goal this week. – Off to a great year. Hunter Shriyak come on through. Our day one leader. Bassmaster, southern a big year. on Lake Chickamauga. – Is there any more left in here?- I don’t know. Get any in here yesterday?- Pardon me?- Get any in here yesterday?- Yeah. Which way you going?I’ll stay out of your way. – I’m gonna workthis one right here. Unless you already caught one. – I caught oneyesterday right there. – You did?- Yeah. – Both of ’em?- No, the one. – Four pounder?- Five. – The other onewas about eight then. – I only seenthe two on the same side. – Oh really?– Yep. – Gosh. ♪ I’mma work me a song ♪♪ Can’t get more free ♪♪ Go on shake your powers ♪- Yes, please be a keeper. Good thing he didn’t wearthe end of his tail off. ♪ Go on with your sides ♪♪ Got a horse on lead ♪♪ I’mma work me a song ♪- Thank you, Jesus. Close to three, isn’t it?- No, that’s . – Oh my gosh, it’s huge. ♪ Right on with that rock ♪- That’s her. Yes!I think that’s top 12. Baby!Whoo! – That’s her. – Yeah! Game changers up there. – Is he?- She pulled up. You all right?- Yeah. Went right back on her, didn’t ya? – Come on. Can you move your stuff? Oh!Come on! No, no. Came out. Oh my God. Come on. Are you kidding me? Tricked her!I got slime all over me. I just love it. Right at the end of the day,I pull into this pocket. I see Wesley Strader at theback and he’s sight fishing one. And he asked me how much I hadand I told him, you know,maybe 18 or 19 pounds. And he’s like, “Well, this oneain’t gonna help you out any. “It’s only a three pounder. “And I’m like, “Dude, catch it man. “That’s what we’re here to do. “And I know he wasn’thaving the best tournamentthat he wanted to have. It wasn’t five secondslater, Power pulls up,spins his boat around. Starts heading towards me. I’m like, “Dude what are you doing?”And he’s like, “You’re gonnaneed this fish for tomorrow. “And I’m like, “Dude, catch it. “The dude just said, “Noone’s gonna catch it. “You’re gonna come in here tomorrow”and catch you a three pounder. “And I’m like, “Dude, that’s awesome. “That’s the type of stuffthat I’m gonna remember,especially going down the road. The favor will definitely be returnedbecause he didn’t have to do that. – Hunter Shriyak, our dayone leader with 25 poundsand seven ounces. He has a limit of fish today. You need eight 14 to retain your lead. I think you got it. – I think I do too. – Watch the scales. Bam, 18 pounds and 14 ounces. – Whoo!- With 34 pounds and fiveounces as of right nowbut we’re early, early in this race. And Hunter Shriyak retains his lead. Hello. I’m fairly confident. I mean, I’ve been wrong before. But I’m fairly confidentyou’re gonna have enoughto fish tomorrow. – I hope so, man. It was, man, I was thinkingof my game plan last night. I mean, racked my head about this weather. It’s kinda crazy. You don’t know if the weatherman’s gonna be right or wrong. Half the time they are,half the time they aren’t. But man, my brother text me last night. He just said, “Do what youdo and do it perfectly. “And I knew what he meant. He said, “You go fish thewater that you want to fish. “And that’s what I did,stuck with it all dayand blessed day again. – Excellent job. Give him a round of applause. Our leader again early in this weigh inon day number two in the BassPro Shop Bassmaster Open. 34 pounds. – Saturday morning, heading to the ramp. Sitting in second place. Anybody in the top 12 has a chance to win,but man, it’s just time to do it. You know, there’s no excuses. Just gotta go out there and execute. Put every fish in the boat. So far I’ve landed everyfish that I’ve hookedthat meant anything. So when people talk aboutwinning tournaments,they say that it’s juststuff goes your way. So today, if we comeacross the right fish,it’s gonna be a reallyinteresting day so stay tuned. – Five, four, three, two, one,all right, send ’em on out, Allen. Be safe. – Right on the . Good luck, guys. Good luck. – Thank you. – My brothertexted me last night. He just said, “Do what youdo and do it perfectly. ” I can keep my eye on you in here, John. Watch your gear, getyour line, get your line. I’m sorry. Ah. – Oh my gosh. That’s not the one I saw over there. It’s way smaller than that. – Come back, come back, come back. Come back. Oh my gosh. No, come out of there, God, please. God please. Okay, your line’s in ?- Yep. Everything’s you, all you. Just take your time, you got ’em. – Come here, girl, please, please. Please, Lord Jesus. Please God. Please God, just come here. Just come here. Just give me a fat head. Give me your fat head. – You got him, you got him. – Give me your fat head. No, yes!Yeah!Thank you God, thank you Lord. Oh my gosh, it’s a seven pounder. It’s a seven pounder!- That’s way over seven, buddy. – I know. – That’s way over seven. – Thank you God. – That fishis between nine and 10 pounds. – Bro, give me a hug!Oh my God. – I guaranty that fishis between nine and 10 pounds. – Dude, we canwin this tournament. Let’s win it, come on. Come on, dude. I’m sorry, I get–– Go ahead man, do it. – Dude, dude. First pitch when she came in there,swam over to it. And again, the rain started coming down. And you know, I just took myGoPro and threw it in there,and I ended up filling out my limitwithout it being on. But honestly, the lastthing I was worried aboutwas setting up my GoPros on the final day. Two. We’re heading to weigh in. Had an awesome day. I landed every fish that bit this week,which is all you can ask for. I didn’t see anythingelse besides that eight. I caught the rest of my limit. Nothing too crazy or big,but man, it’s all I can askfor and the points are good. So we’re gonna weigh these fish inand see where we wind up at. Thank you. – Come on up, Hunter Shriyak,the newcomer from Ohio. Five fish limit. I need 21 two. 18 pounds and an ounce, you’regonna move into second place. Hold a couple up, Hunter. We’ll talk to ya. All right, a whole one big one. That works too. Nicely done!- First off, everybody giveyourself a round of applause. I just sat under thetent and watched you guyssit in the rain and nobody left. Not one person. That’s awesome, that speaksa lot about this community. I had a ton of fun this week. Yes, thank you guys for coming out. Watching us catch your guys’fish out of Chickamauga. It’s been a heck of a week. I’ve been blessed all week. I went out there and went looking at ’em. Usually when you’re sight fishing,it’s not a three day thing. It’s hard to make it all three daysand fortunately, for me I did. And I went out therewith the mentality todayto put everything in theboat that I could and I did. So I’ll let these guys duke it out. – Looking at the points, you know,didn’t talk about it much earlier’cause it was starting to rain. I didn’t want to drag it out too long,but we have a points race. Course this is the second stop. We started the year at Harris Chain. Had a great finish there. I forget, what, third?- Third place. – All right, you’re second. Minimum of third here again. Solid up in the points. The Bassmaster Elite Series qualificationis this close. Lot of work to be donebut this is a huge step. – Two more days of fishing at Smith Lake,but man, I have some ofthe best sponsors out herethat they get me to and from the lakes. If it wasn’t for them, you know?But this Elite thing,fishing with my brotheron the Elites would mean the world to me. And to be honest, I wasso nervous this weekbecause I knew this wasgonna be make or break daybecause these fish are so big hereand a lot of stuff can happen. So I’m just glad to make it through again. It stinks to come in behind these guys,but these guys are some hammers. So if they beat me,then obviously that’s a pretty good deal. So we’re gonna pack up andget ready for Smith Lake,and hope for two more good days. – All right, good stuff. Give him a round of applause. 62 pounds, six ounces. Second place overall, 18 moretoday for Hunter Shriyak. – Good job, man. – Thank you. I just want to appreciate you guysfor watching all of these. You guys inspire me to keep doing ’em. So thank you for that and hopefully,we get it done there in Alabama. We’ll see what happens.