2012 Elite Series Power-Pole Slam Lake Okeechobee - Okeechobee, FL, Mar 22 - 25, 2012

Starting under a rainbow

8:02 am EDT, Mar 25, 2012 | By Steve Wright

Appropriately, on a day when a Bassmaster Elite Series pro will earn a $100,000 first-place check, the sky over Lake Okeechobee was decorated with a  rainbow  during the 7:30 a.m. takeoff. 

 

Leader Ish Monroe and Chris Lane, who trails by only 10 ounces going into the final day,  appear to be the most likely candidates to end up with the pot of  gold at the end of the day. 

 

There were some dark clouds on the horizon, prompting Monroe to joke, "Cancel the  tournament. There's a 100 percent chance of tornadoes. Cancel the tournament." 

 

Monroe, after leading by over 13 pounds going into Saturday's competition, now knows he's got a battle on his hands. 

 

The weather isn't likely to be  a factor today. And several anglers predicted the bass would bite better than they have the  last three days with some cloud cover today. 

 

James Overstreet and I are  on our way to Harney Canal to launch our boat, then make a  beeline to Chris Lane.

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement