There are number of notables who will not be fishing the 2013 Bassmaster Classic without a bit of semi-divine intervention at Oneida or one of the remaining Opens.
There's a lot riding on the final Bassmaster Elite Series event of the year, including AOY, ROY and a few dozen berths in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
With Todd Faircloth only 12 ounces ahead of Terry Butcher, we'll see if he can hold onto the No. 1 spot as the anglers head out on the water for Day Three of the Mississippi River Rumble.
See what the anglers are saying about Day One on the Mississippi River
Clark Reehm was the unlucky Elite in 13th place after Day Three. The field narrows to 12 for the final day of fishing Sunday.
Go behind the scenes on Day Three of the 2012 Elite Series TroKar Quest.
Day One quotes from the pros fishing the 2012 TroKar Quest on Bull Shoals Lake.
Last Saturday, with two of the three 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open events in the books, the points standings took shape. After the season’s three events, the top five pros will automatically qualify for a spot in the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series.
See the view from spectators and staffers during the final day of the second Southern Open of the season.
Competitors in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Norman faced chilly conditions at the Day Two launch.