Bassmasters Elite: Day 1 Roundup

Posted by: Desmond Wingard - bio | email

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - The 2009 Angler of the Year Trophy is up for grabs in Montgomery.

Thursday was the first day of competition in Montgomery on the Alabama River.

Here are the weigh in totals for the 5 fish limit:

Kevin VanDam - 14 pounds 3 ounces
Kelly Jordan 
Skeet Reese (leader in points standings)

VanDam came into the event trailing Reese by 26 points. Now the lead is down to 6.

Two Alabama anglers are in the top 12 in the Bassmasters Elite field. They are: Gerald Swindle, from Warrior, and Randy Howell  from Springville.

The final round of the tournament is Friday in Montgomery.

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