2013 Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam
Falcon Lake - Zapata, TX, Mar 21 - 25, 2013

2013 Falcon Slam Live Blog

Klein with a pitch and a swing

8:29 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Swindle loses one

8:22 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Swindle is sweating it. He reties after a big fish breaks his line.

DeFoe is on the board

8:08 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Cliff Prince works for first fish

8:06 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013


Cliff prince battles keeper number one. A small one about 1 1/2 pounds.

Top 50 head out on Falcon Day Three

8:04 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Jason Williamson launches on Day Three at Falcon.


Photo by John Hansen.

Gary Klein has a nice start to Day Three

8:01 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Best laid plans...

6:12 pm CDT, Mar 22, 2013

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post here explaining why we had some issues with the weigh in. Fortunately, later that night, we found a way to get most of that Day One weigh-in up. At the end of the blog, I promised we would try better today. Little did I know that I'd be writing another one of these so soon...


We sorted out our satellite issues and with 15 minutes before the weigh in was set to begin, it appeared that we were good to go. We fired up power to the stage and backstage livewells- and. instantly lost power to the equipment that brings you the weigh in.


Another day, another problem. What got us today? The convection oven that is the shore of Falcon Lake put our generator into overdrive. We've taken that thing all over the hottest places in the south, but Falcon Lake is the one that got it.


So I end another one of these saying that we're going to try to do better tomorrow. Plans are being made, contingencies discussed. Falcon Lake is being real nice to our anglers like leader Keith Combs- maybe it will cut us a break tomorrow.

Starks fish catch

5:58 pm CDT, Mar 22, 2013

Jeremy Starks on Day Two of the Falcon Slam

Cliff Pirch looking at around 30 pounds

1:51 pm CDT, Mar 22, 2013

Pros and locals fishing the dam

1:34 pm CDT, Mar 22, 2013

We’re back at the dam, which is now becoming overrun with local fishermen. Duckett, Combs, Pete Ponds, Kota Kiriyama are all still grinding it out here. Maybe with this last little bit of sunshine the bite has turned on. Combs is still heaving his deep diver, and Kiriyama is dragging a Carolina rig. Combs is trying to ditch his three small fish which he described as really little, but his other two are stout. He said that the fish have just quit biting. The sun doesn’t seem to have any effect on these deep fish.