The Marshal Journals: Rick Morris

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PARIS, Tenn. — After a 30-minute run on Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing, Rick Morris put a spanking on the ol' largemouth on Day One. I can see why people get spoiled catching fish after being on this lake, because he caught one fish after another.

After picking through a lot of smaller fish, Rick managed to bust a big one or two on each spot. He was using a cranking pattern that involved ledges, shell beds, and grass. The real key to his success will remain a secret until after the tournament because it's a technique he uses when it comes to cranking.

Stay tuned, but even after the tournament, I don't believe he will reveal his little secret. After a Day One weight of 26 pounds, Rick Morris is in fifth place and was eager to get back to work in the morning.

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