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

Making the cut

10:00 am CDT, Jun 24, 2012 | By Ken Duke

Now that we're almost three-quarters of the way through the 2012 Elite Series season, it's interesting to note that only three anglers (Ott DeFoe, Bill Lowen and Kevin VanDam) have made the first cut in every event.

 

KVD has now made 18 cuts in a row (a record). DeFoe has only missed one cut in his two-year Elite career. Lowen is fishing his first Top 12 of the season today. He's making lots of cuts, but before this tournament his best finish of the season was 25th. He's been consistent, but not spectacular.

 

Then there are the three anglers who have missed every cut this season — Chad Griffin (his best finish was 71st), Dave Smith (best was 52nd) and Byron Velvick (best was 56th). It makes for a very long season when you don't make a check and never fish on the weekend.

 

Hopefully these guys can finish the year on a higher note at lakes Michigan and Oneida.

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