2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 21 - 24, 2012

Faircloth and 50-foot circles

12:39 pm CDT, Jun 24, 2012 | By Jim Sexton

Todd Faircloth has fished three 50-foot circles today. One by the island and two inside The Box. He'll fish one circle, go to the next one, then eventually work his way back to the first one. None too far away from the other. He's been methodical, and at least on the outside, very patient.

 

In this shallow water, once you fish a spot for a while, the fish disperse. So moving on to another spot, and then coming back later, can be an effective strategy.

 

Faircloth has not caught a ton of fish today. He's had long stretches with no fish. But he appears he has a few fish that are bigger than the 2.5 average. And that could be the difference in this tournament.

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