2013 Elite Series Sabine River Challenge Presented by STARK Cultural Venues
Sabine River System - Orange, TX, Mar 14 - 17, 2013

Home water advantage?

5:49 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013 | By Andrew Canulette

For nearly seven hours, Louisiana Elite Series Pro Cliff Crochet flipped banks just across the border into the Bayou State.

Unfortunately for the "Cajun Baby," the pattern was not kind. Crochet, who entered Saturday's action in third place, zeroed today. The bite he found on Thursday and Friday dried up today, when he was running a backwater canal about 10 miles east of the takeoff.

"Being a home water guy, you have to stay calm and keep your head clear," Crochet said. "I've learned to go with my first instinct. Today, I went with my second instinct. Bad move. I can't overthink and get past the obvious."

Todd Faircloth, who lives in Texas but admits he doesn't fish the Sabine regularly, is looking to peg on something good on Sunday.

"It's going to be interesting and I'm excited," he said.