Climpson and Gallant starting strong

There were only two anglers who topped 26 pounds yesterday, and both of them are fishing within sight of each other early on Day 2. Cal Climpson (first) and Cooper Gallant (second) both brought more than 27 pounds of smallmouth to the Bassmaster Open stage on Day 1.

Both anglers are fishing the Canadian side of Lake Ontario, utilizing forward-facing sonar to pick off individual smallmouth in 15 to 30 feet of water.

With that said, they’re not boating the numbers of fish, but they’re putting the right ones in the box.

Gallant just put his third keeper in the box, roughly a 5-pounder.