Kenora's Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson has ended the first day of the Dovetail Games Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River, Texas in 79th place.
Gustafson reeled in three fish for a total weight of 4 pounds, 10 ounces.
Brock Mosley, from Mississippi, is leading the tournament with 15 pounds, 10 ounces.
Take-offs for day two begin at 6:45 a.m. CDT with weigh-in starting at 3:00 p.m.
The top 49 anglers at end of Friday, will move on day three of the tournament.
The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens or the B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining enough points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic in Lake Ray Roberts in Fort Worth Texas on June 11, 2021.