2013 Elite Series Diet Mountain Dew Mississippi River Rumble presented by Power-Pole
Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 20 - 23, 2013

Crawling toward Roumbanis

12:25 pm CDT, Jun 23, 2013 | By Mark Hicks

Lonnie has been standing on the trolling motor pedal since my last blog. We've finally crawled within 80 yards if where Roumbanis is fishing. We see him catch and release one near a rocky point of a man made structure in the middle of the river. He catches and releases another one.

The water is choppy here but Roumbanis is diligently fishing a frog. Few fishermen would have elected to fish a frog in this spot under these conditions.

Roumbanis tells us he was catching them on every cast before we got here. He hooks one that looked to be heavy and loses it. Then he quickly boats two keepers that won't cull. He needs something that'll go 4 pounds or better to have a shot at winning this event. Aaron Martens reportedly has a good limit.

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