Brad Maynard finishes high

At the start of the week Brad didn't know what to expect on his drive to Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden Alabama.  But his drive home left him wondering.  After day 1 of the tournament, Brad couldn't complete a limit and brought in only 4 bass but his total weight was still good enough to be in striking distance of the lead.  "I'm still so new at this and I over thought what I was doing.  I left my main spot with the fish still biting.  I didn't think anyone else would be able to get back to where I was, so I thought it was safe.  By 8:30AM I had about 9 pounds in the boat.  I figured I had the rest of the day to flip for a big bass and catch a few easy spots to finish my limit out at about 11 pounds.  I figured that would be enough to keep me in the running.  Then Friday I would go and wear out my spot to make the cut.  Wrong move.  You never leave a spot until you have a limit.  My overconfidence got me."  Brad couldn't get that 5th fish in the boat over the next 8 hours and finished day one in 33rd place.