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

2013 Alabama River Charge Live Blog

Chad Pipkens making it look easy

9:53 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Morizo now searching for "Big Mama"

9:51 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Morizo putting number 5 in the livewell. Now it's time to cull with some Big Mamas!


9:44 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Todd Faircloth third keeper of the day, a 2 lb spot. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Keith Lot.

Shaw Grigsby in good shape

9:40 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Not far from Bobby Lane, we found Shaw Grigsby. He's fishing near an old boat ramp with a spinner bait. There's a woman high above him on a grassy knoll, watching from what appears to be her backyard. The current is flat out rolling through this stretch of the Alabama River. He has five fish and said his haul includes a 4-pounder and a 3-pounder. He's pleased, but he's such an affable guy, he's almost always pleased. Who wouldn't be? He's got a limit of fish in the boat and five more hours to be out on this beautiful river. It's just past 9:30 a.m. and the sun is shining brightly overhead. We'll move on down the river and see who else we can find.

Chapman update

9:24 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Chapman had a limit within the first hour and now he has culled once. Nice upgrade went from less than a pound to 4.5 ....Total weight 13.5

A few more anglers

9:21 am CDT, May 9, 2013

A few more anglers have been spotted as we move out of the canal leading to Bouldin Dam. John Murray is here and said he has two fish, including a 3-pounder. Rick Morris is slowly working the banks and Casey Scanlon is fishing a point where the canal meets the Coosa River. Scanlon has a limit. "Three 3-pounders," he said "Looking for a cull fish."

It was game on this morning

9:17 am CDT, May 9, 2013

We found Bobby Lane in the main channel of the Alabama River. He says he has 13 or 14 pounds. "It was game on this morning." He just changed baits to a crank bait and caught another fish, but not a keeper.

Takahiro with #2

9:11 am CDT, May 9, 2013

McClelland upgrading again

9:07 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Mike McClelland swings in a definate upgrade.  Approximate 14 pound limit at this time.

Bertrand with a spot

9:00 am CDT, May 9, 2013

Josh Bertrand hooks up with a 2.5 lb spotted bass. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Kenny Yarnell.