2013 Elite Series Ramada Quest Bull Shoals Lake - Bull Shoals, AR, Apr 19 - 22, 2013

2013 Ramada Quest Live Blog

Dennis Tietje on Day Two

3:51 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013

Dennis Tietje, fishing through the early morning fog on Day Two on Bull Shoals Lake.

Josh Bertrand needs help

1:24 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013

Josh Bertrand is fishing a point in a short creek. He has a 9-pound limit. Yesterday he brought three bass to the scales that weighed 12-11. Two more bass yesterday would have made him one of the top dogs.


He'll need to find  few like the ones he caught yesterday to avoid a major drop in the standings. That's a tall order, given the bright sky and calm conditions.

Brian Snowden Working Main Lake

1:08 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013


We found Brian Snowden fishing the main lake, which is a rare sight. He is a favorite to do well here due to his local knowledge.

Despite being on the main lake, the water here is as slick and calm as anything we have seen today.

Snowden has 12 1/2 pounds. He says the bite is slow. He's begging for the wind. That won't be happening today.

Brent Chapman with another big catch

12:57 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013


Brent Chapman with a nice one. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Dale Wipfler

Matt Greenblatt with another catch

12:42 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013


Nice spot for Matt Greenblatt. photo by marshal Brian Padgett

Good Limit for Dennis Tietje

12:37 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013


We ran to another creek and pulled up on Dennis Tietje. He immediately catches a bass, weighs it and releases it. He estimates that he has 13 pounds, a little more than he had yesterday.

There is more wind and a nice surface chop where Tietje is fishing. However, he is using small baits and spinning tackle. I suspect the power fishermen are struggling today.

Hank Cherry culling up

12:36 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013

Photo from Bassmaster Marshal Troy Krodinger. 

Brandon Card catching one

12:30 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013

Bassmaster Marshal Mark Woods captured this catch by Brandon Card. 

Shaw Grigsby reeling them in

12:14 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013

Shaw Grigsby's flurry of activity, no. 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Jim Beavers

Britt Meyers Hooks Bass

12:11 pm CDT, Apr 20, 2013