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

2013 Alabama River Charge Live Blog

VanDam has a 3-pounder

8:29 am CDT, May 11, 2013

KVD takes a shot to the ribs from his boat's grab handle as he lands fish No. 1. It's a 3-pounder. He said it's worth it, but he is now fishing with hurting ribs.


Submitted by Bassmaster Marshal Skip Walden

Schultz boats first keeper

8:26 am CDT, May 11, 2013

Day 3 on the Alabama River and it's "Weekend at Bernies". Bernie Schultz boats his first keeper.


Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Mark Keith

Evers estimates he's got 16 pounds

8:26 am CDT, May 11, 2013

We asked Edwin Evers how much weight he had and he reports "about 16 pounds." Well, it's not 18 pounds like the spectators thought, but it's pretty darn close and is a great way to start off this muggy Saturday morning.


"I'm waiting for a new school to show up," Evers said. If they do, and he can cull even more, he's going to be a force at today's weigh in. Our boat driver, Matt Chambliss, said Evers is fishing in a spot that is approximately 20 to 25 feet deep.

Coosa water dropping

8:21 am CDT, May 11, 2013


David Walker said this was under water yesterday. It's the old locks in Wetumpka.

Evers has culled four times

8:19 am CDT, May 11, 2013

Ace boat driver Mike Noble said Edwin Evers is catching fish like mad down the canal. So we come upon the Oklahoma pro and learn he has a limit, and has culled four times. Edwin doesn't say much on the water, but the word we're hearing from Noble and another spectator boat is that Evers has approximately 18 pounds in the live well. He was whacking them with a crank bait. He started the day in third place with 35 pounds, 11 ounces, so he clearly plans on sticking around to fish on Sunday.

None for Walker yet

8:16 am CDT, May 11, 2013

David Walker on the Coosa near the old locks in downtown Wetumpka. He said he has nothing in the box.

Miller fishing Jordan Dam

8:14 am CDT, May 11, 2013

I've been fishing this area for 40 years. Never seen a fiberglass boat below Jordan dam. It takes 6 to 8 miles of nerve racking white water to get to where Jared Miller is in this photo.

Martens getting started

8:12 am CDT, May 11, 2013

Submitted by Bassmaster Marshal Wesley Seal

Howell's limit fish

8:10 am CDT, May 11, 2013

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Billy Black

Rojas adds a fourth

8:10 am CDT, May 11, 2013