2013 Elite Series Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite
Alabama River - Montgomery, AL, May 9 - 12, 2013

2013 Alabama River Charge Live Blog

Weigh-in has begun!

4:08 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

Be sure to tune in to the live weigh-in now!

A 3-14 for Murray

2:46 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |
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Another good one for Murray. Photo by Jimmy Rogers

Evers has been all over the place

2:38 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

Here's an idea of how much running Edwin Evers did today.

 

From the launch, he went to the Bouldin Dam Canal and went up and down it several times. He ran up and down the Coosa for a while and then maybe a really long run (about 12 miles one way, we estimate) up the Tallapoosa and then back down that river. He then decided, oddly we found, to turn down the Alabama River and motor past the launch. It was at that point we realized that we were running low on gas.

 

We lost Evers and attempted to reach our own boat launch, which is at Gold Star Park way back up the river in Wetumpka. After another 20-mile run, we almost got there, but ran out of gas -- about one mile from where the Bouldin Canal and the Coosa converge.

 

That's how much running Edwin Evers did today.

 

We are happy to say that fuel is being delivered to our boat.

Elias fishing near riverboat

2:37 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |
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Murray continues to cull

2:33 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |
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John Murray continues to cull, holding on to this bass close to 4 pounds.

Photo by Jimmy Rogers

Kennedy back at Wetumpka

2:29 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

Steve Kennedy is back near the park at Wetmpka. When he got here, Brent Chapman was on the spot where Kennedy caught his 4-14, his biggest spotted bass yesterday.

 

Chapman has moved back up the river and Kennedy has this place to himself.

 

They are both scrambling, trying to find a game-changer in the final minutes.

 

James Overstreet and I are out of here, headed to Montgomery.

Evers at Cooter's Pond

2:10 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

Edwin Evers passed by us, so we followed him to Cooter's Pond. As soon as he made a cast, he caught two back to back. He upgraded a little. Then he caught a third one and culled again. I'd estimate his last catch to be close to 3 pounds.

Chapman hopscotching back up the Coosa

1:46 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

Brent Chapman is back at the powerlines where he caught his last two 3-pounders. But he's moving again.

 

He's on his way back up the Coosa.

Blogger essentials, Gap edition

1:25 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

 

My dad used to say that being in the Army was a whole lot of hurry up and wait. That's a good description of today at Moccasin Gap. There has not been a lot of action, but when Kennedy and Walker surfed through the gap, that was exciting.

 

In between, Steve Bowman and I have passed the time with several blogger essentials. You'll see a Diet Mountain Dew, who we are proud to call a sponsor. We've got Repel for the mosquitoes, a tin of Copenhagen, and some almonds.

 

"It's a good thing you brought those," said Bowman, whose stomach was grumbling. "I was getting ready to get grumpy."

A different view

1:23 pm CDT, May 12, 2013 |

 

Photographer Darren Jacobson takes to the land to get a different view of Edwin Evers.

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