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

2013 Falcon Slam Live Blog

Things are slow for Morizo, so we are moving on.

12:44 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

DeFoe confirms 29-4

12:38 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

We’ve left Crews and have picked up Ott DeFoe, who confirms what BASSTrakk reads, 29-4. He’s working shallow water much like Crews is. He says he’s got a 3, 5, 5 1/2 7 and 7 1/2. He’s desperate to get rid of the 3-pounder, but he said that he had all of those fish by 9:45 this morning, so he might have a hard time of it. Cliff Crochet is about two miles away and is doing largely the same thing. Both of these guys are excellent shallow-water fishermen.

South by southeast

12:21 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Down the bank from Monroe and Kriet we find David Walker and Morizo Shimizu in a maze of sunken salt cedars.

Kriet having to take remove a gil net.

12:19 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

McCaghren with a five fish limit

12:17 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Rojas with barbed wire in his prop

12:10 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Monroe and Kriet on Mexican side

12:08 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

We found Ish and Jeff Kriet midlake on the Mexican side. They are almost facing each other. Ish says instead of fours and sixes, he's getting threes. 

Angler updates: Clunn, Crews and Jones

12:05 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

We left Rick Clunn because he’s not doing a whole lot. You can only watch someone sit and chat with his Marshal and eat a sandwich for so long. He’s pretty much done for the day. Alton Jones is getting closer to him, so Clunn’s trolling around his area. John Crews has got a 3-pounder as his small fish and his biggest is in the 8-pound range.

 

Sure, Falcon gets hammered mercilessly by guides and tournaments, but it’s still one of the best fisheries there is. As the tournament has progressed, the weights haven’t gotten any smaller. 

 

Crews is flipping a craw around stick and submerged brush. He just made a short move to more of the same kind of cover.

Tietje gets a big bite

12:04 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

Tietje caught one that allowed him to get over 20. That fish was the third one he's caught off the same tree. All total, a 5 and two 4s have come from the tree.

 

As soon as that is typed, a 3-pounder hits.

 

"They are just loaded right here," he said. "Every time I come by here, I get bit by a big one."

Dennis Tietje's spirits are high

12:01 pm CDT, Mar 23, 2013

We've slipped over to Dennis Tietje. He has a limit at 18 pounds.  In a short time we've watched him miss one and lose two. But his spirits are high.

 

Either one of those lost fish would have put him over 20.

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