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

2013 Sabine River Challenge Live Blog

Vinson's second keeper

11:21 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

After a slow start yesterday, Greg Vinson puts his second keeper in the boat. Photo by Michael Pate.


More local fisherman out on the Sabine

11:18 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

Local Sabine anglers are capitalizing on the beautiful weather today — providing a little extra pressure for the Elite anglers!


Found the leader

11:16 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

We finally found Day 1 leader Dean Rojas. We'd been driving around
back roads, dirt roads, and walking through brush trying to find him
for about an hour. On this river system that's a bit of a needle in a
haystack situation.


Rojas tells us he has four keepers in the livewell. As we were talking he caught his 5th and another, then culled. 


I talked to a gentleman who lives nearby. He told me he hooked a 40
pound gar in the same area where Rojas is fishing.

Hill fishing near Beaumont

11:10 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

Kenyon Hill casts with city of Beaumont in the background. 

Local fisherman spotted

10:57 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

Update from Diamond Head

10:53 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

We just heard from our Day 1 boat driver Keith Worthy, who by the way told us his dad calls him Diamond Head (due to being hard headed). Worthy is a bricklayer when he's not fishing.


He's following Hank Cherry today and reports he has two keepers so far. And that Terry Scroggins has two keepers as well.

An 8-pound ... redfish!

10:52 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

Russ Lane snags an 8-pound redfish — not cool!



10:51 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

It usually gets me in trouble, thinking.....Well, here we go, anyway.



The sun is getting overhead and there isn't a cloud in the sky, from what I can see. The wind is next to nothing. Does that hurt what has already been a tough bite here in Orange, Texas? Ya'll weigh in and let us know what you think.

Sharing water with the Classic champ

10:47 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013

Bill Lowen and 2013 Classic champ Cliff Pace are sharing water. Photo by Doug Guins.


Alton Jones seems pleased with this one

10:45 am CDT, Mar 15, 2013