Fishing just 3 weeks after his father Jimmy was killed during a robbery attempt at their family-owned grocery store, Brandon McMillan caught a 19-12 limit on day 1 of the Okeechobee Southeastern EverStart to grab a share of 2nd place.
McMillan, winner of last year's Okeechobee FLW Tour Open, is a little more than a pound and a half behind leader George Kapiton of Inverness, Fla., who caught 21-06. He shares the No. 2 position with FLW Tour pro Randall Tharp.
Bassmaster Elite Series angler Bobby Lane is 4th with 18-04, followed by Brian Holder with 17-15.