GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. Nuggets from the pros and co-anglers after Day One of the Southern Challenge:
"I caught fish all day. I couldn't do wrong."
Terry Butcher, whose 26-3 bag was the only stringer heavier than 23 pounds
"It was incredible watching him fish. He was catching so many fish, he swung a 6-1 in the boat on his own."
Dave Elder, Butcher's co-angler on the day
"You can catch 'em any way you want to."
Jason Quinn (2nd, 22-10), who apparently did just that
"It's a river reservoir, but it fishes a lot like the natural lakes back home."
Kevin VanDam (3rd place, 21 pounds, 4 ounces) on why he's so strong on Lake Guntersville
"It's such a good lake, you probably need 18, 19 pounds on your bad day to put you in a position to win."
Denny Brauer, after weighing in 16 pounds, 12 ounces
"One o'clock, if you don't have a fish, you start questioning yourself."
Bill Lowen (51st place, 13-9)
"I lost one that was a 9, maybe a little over 9, and that would have helped."
Glenn Delong (100th place, 5-1)
"I was looking for fish who weren't there today."
Bruce Kane, a co-angler who weighed in one fish
"I just sucked today, I tell ya'."
Lee Bailey (41st, 14-10)
"This is the only thing I can do. Try to make money outside. With animals."
Chad Kallina, a co-angler whose day job is guiding hunts for fish, deer, ducks and geese
"I quit filleting fish about 20 years ago. You'd think they have forgiven me by now."
Bradley Stringer after weighing in three fish that totaled 8-5
"Let's just say I'm not next to the bank."
VanDam, who is suspected to be fishing a deep-water bite offshore
"I tried pretty hard, but they were on a diet today almost."
Jeff Connella after weighing in a five-fish bag that registered only 10-11 on the scales
"My new theme song is gonna be Cher, 'If I Could Turn Back Time.'"
Frank Scalish, who arrived 10 minutes late to the weigh-in, for a 10-pound penalty
Editor's Note: Sunday, April 29, ESPNOutdoors.com will be having LIVE Video coverage of the Southern Challenge presented by Purolator throughout the entire day. Check in at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. ET for Live video updates from the event with Bassmaster TV hosts Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders. Elite Series: Hooked Up, the Bassmaster Elite Series Final Day pregame show, begins at 3 p.m. ET, followed immediately by the Final Day Bassmaster Elite Series weigh-in where you can see who wins the $100,000 prize!