Anthony Gagliardi is once again showing that he is force on Lake Murray.
The opening day of the Forrest Wood Cup saw the Prosperity angler bring in a total catch of 21 pounds, one ounce - good enough for second place, just four ounces off the pace set by Justin Atkins from Florence, Alabama.
Gagliardi won this event in 2014, the last time it was held on Lake Murray. He held the lead until Atkins unveiled his catch at the Colonial Life Arena weigh-in and that knocked Gagliardi out of the top spot.
The Forrest Wood Cup continues Saturday and runs through Sunday with weigh-ins scheduled for 5:00 p.m. each day at the Colonial Life Arena.