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

Scroggins with No. 2

10:07 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

We just watched Terry Scroggins catch keeper No. 2 — estimated at 3 1/2 to 4 pounds. He let out a big holler. Terry told us a few minutes ago he's just glad to be on the board. He's betting a lot of people will zero out today.

Roumbanis has a nice one

9:55 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

Photo by Dean Alexander.

Nice keeper for Brandon Card

9:52 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

Locals love B.A.S.S.

9:30 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

I've been all across the country covering these B.A.S.S. tourneys, and I can tell you, this event in Orange, Texas, is going to be special — if for no other reason, because the fans were out in full force this morning. Several hundred folks gathered today for the take-off and all were excited to see their favorite pros in action. The dock was filled by 6 a.m. and still was clustered with fans at 7:30 a.m. when the last pros filed out. Residents of Orange are well represented, but so are folks from communities surrounding us, including a nice contingent from western Louisiana. A shout out to the Martinez family checking in from Starks, La.!!!!

Mercer and Overstreet searching for anglers

9:29 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

Caught up to Scroggins

9:20 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

We caught up with Terry Scroggins just as he caught a keeper. We're thinking it was a two pounder. We're in a little pocket right off the Calsieu River in Lousiana.  Scroggins had to run about an hour to get here. Our driver Keith Worthy, Steve Bowman and myself launched our boat nearby.

Ish is tuned in. Here's #4.

9:18 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

Big Show on the board

9:15 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

Terry Scroggins has one. Photo by Dustin Edwards. 

Porche on the board

9:13 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

Chip Porche's first fish of the Elite series opener.

Bobby Lane

9:12 am CDT, Mar 14, 2013

It's getting crowded, but Bobby Lane is catching them.