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

2013 Ramada Quest Live Blog

Kevin Short with a 1 lb spotted bass

7:49 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Photo by marshall Ron Kingsbury

Kurt Dove lands one

7:38 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Photo by marshal Mark Woods

Jordon has a limit

7:36 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Kelly Jordon just landed fish No. 4 — a 2.6-pounder. He turned around and landed bass No. 5 — a 2.1-pound spotted bass (pictured above). Photos by Jeremy Homeyer.

Reese is on the board

7:21 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Skeet Reese boats a 2 1/2-pounder.

Steve Kennedy with keeper #3

7:20 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Heading to last year's hot spot

7:15 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

My boat driver this morning is Steve Isley from Omaha, Ark. He is a bass addict who owns a heating and cooling business.


Someday I hope to be out there with them," he said of the Elite Series pros.


Also along for the tournament coverage is Shaye Baker, a fellow freelance writer/photographer who also fishes the Bassmaster Opens. He'll be fishing the Red River Open next week.


We're towing Isley's boat to the Lead Hill Boat Dock near West Sugarloaf Creek where Brandon Palaniuk won this event last year. We expect to find him there.

Jordon keeps the momentum

7:14 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

It's keeper No. 3 for Kelly Jordon. A spotted bass that will go about 1.2 pounds. Photo by Jeremy Homeyer. 

Jordon strikes again

6:53 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Ledoux lands a smallie

6:51 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

Kevin Ledoux lands a 2 1/2-pound smallmouth. Photo by Marshal Kevin Jackson.

Kelly Jordon with a quick keeper

6:48 am CDT, Apr 19, 2013

It's not a monster, but this 2 lb. keeper puts Kelly Jordon on the board. Photo by Jeremy Homeyer.