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Mark Hutson leads Bassmaster Open with 30-6 after Day 1

  • by Jay

Top weights on Day 1 of the Bassmaster Open on Santee Thursday were about what you would expect, and Mark Hutson of Moncks Corner managed 30-6 to take the lead.  Anchored by a 10-3 beast. 

The entire top ten fielded bags over 25 pounds, and there were forty-eight anglers with more than 20 pounds.  

But while no one ever doubted that Santee has monster largemouth, it still wasn't easy fishing.  About 2/5 of the field had less than ten pounds, a dozen anglers didn't weight a fish, and even Hutson reported a very tentative bite.   

For information about top patterns check out this week's Santee Cooper fishing report.  

Mark Hutson, Day 1 leader
Mark Hutson, Day 1 leader