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Parrish grabs early lead on Red River

Updated: June 3, 2010, 9:44 PM ET
By Steve Price | Bassmaster.com

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — Fishing conditions on the Red River improved just slightly with wind and cloud cover, and that was all Waco, Texas, angler Russell Parrish needed to grab the Day 1 lead in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open. His 18-pound, 10-ounce haul also included the day's heaviest fish, a 6-14 lunker.

That gave him a 1-9 lead over Fort Worth, Texas, dentist, Dr. Gil Coats, who weighed in 17-1. Chad Brauer brought in 16-15 to hold third; Craig Schuff, winner ...

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