UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Lake Norman

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Cox Back in Form

John Cox

John Cox of Debary Fla. has fished the Harris Chain of Lakes since he was a kid. Today, his lifelong history on the Chain came into play big time by helping him drop 25 pounds, 11 ounces on the scale to lead day one of the FLW Tour event presented by Ranger.

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Cox began the day by running straight to 10 to 15 beds he had marked during practice. By 9 a.m., however, he hadn’t located a single one of the bass he had found on beds during practice, so he completely scratched his practice finds and used his long history with the lakes to run “all around the Chain.”

John Cox

Though practice may not have helped Cox directly, the hard winds during that time may have helped him indirectly by making some of the Chain’s better-known banks unfishable to others and covering up what was there.

“Today it calmed down a lot,” Cox says. “Some of the places that had waves crashing in on them during practice opened up. So I just went fishing and looking in some of the places I didn’t get to look at in practice. From my history here I had a pretty good idea of where to look.”

John Cox

At 9:30, he came across his first bass – a 7-pounder on bed that was ready to play. He caught her immediately and then played off that to sack up two other big ones on beds in nearby areas. In all, he caught three of his biggest bass sight-fishing, and caught the others just casting at pads in areas he knew.

“I think a lot of the spawning is done here,” he says. “I think a lot of the canal spawning is done as well. What’s left is the main lake wave of spawners and I’m pretty sure that’s what I found today – a few big ones pulling up on main lake stuff. But so much of that are tiny little places that I just know about from fishing here so many years.”

“I have no game plan for tomorrow,” he adds. “I’m just going to fill my boat up with gas and go fishing again and see what I can find.”

John Cox

 

Top 10 pros

1. John Cox – DeBary, Fla. – 25-11 (5)

2. Shane LeHew – Catawba, N.C. – 23-15 (5)

3. Jim Moynagh – Carver, Minn. – 23-9 (5)

4. Tim Frederick – Leesburg, Fla. – 21-15 (5)

5. Andy Morgan – Dayton, Tenn. – 21-13 (5)

6. Carl Jocumsen – Frisco, Texas – 20-12 (5)

7. Bryan Thrift – Shelby, N.C. – 19-10 (5)

8. Matt Wittekiend – Angleton, Texas – 18-15 (5)

9. Andrew Upshaw – Tulsa, Okla. – 18-4 (5)

10. Rusty Trancygier – Hahira, Ga. 18-2 (5)

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Chris Ferguson

Ferguson leads co-anglers 

Chris Ferguson of Wittensville, Ky., weighed in a five-fish limit of 20 pounds, 1 ounce to take the top spot on the co-angler leaderboard.

Ferguson, who fished Thursday with Royse City, Texas pro Tom Redington, says he fished a combination of offshore and shallow, primarily throwing a Yamamoto Senko.

“I was using a couple different things,” says Ferguson. “Changing up between a Senko and another worm.”

Ferguson leads second-place co-angler Stanley (Trey) Shaw of Dunnellon, Fla. by 7 ounces.

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