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

Pete Ponds swings a short one in late on Day Three

2:51 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013

The highs and lows of Day Three

2:27 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013

There are highs, and there are lows.

Cliff Crochet, who was in third place beginning this tournament on the Sabine River, seemed to struggle on Saturday, with the same backwater bite he had the past two days being non-productive today.

Crochet flipped incessantly upon the banks of his fishery, but it was a hard bite for him. When we last saw him, he didn't have a keeper bite.

Gary Klein was in the same area as Crochet, and he too, was struggling on Saturday. Klein had one fish that appeared to be about two pounds. That was at 1:45 p.m., right before Klein (and Crochet, for that matter,) headed to the launch in Orange.

The story of the day, at least for these two Elites, was a rough go. Both guys flipped, pitched and cajoled whatever they could from the fishery. Not much was happening, though.

"I thought you were going to bring me some good luck," Klein called out to the bank.

Swindle boats second keeper

2:21 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Gerald Swindle reties after boating his second keeper.


Photo by Chris Smith

Rojas boats 5th keeper in the nick of time

2:13 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013


Rojas boats his 5th keeper as the buzzer nears!

Photo by Jackson Bean

Rojas works bridge pilings

1:53 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Rojas works some bridge pilings after landing another 16-incher.


Photo by Jackson Bean

It's cull time for Jones

1:31 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Niggemeyer in the backwater

1:29 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013

James Niggemeyer is floating south on this backwater. Looks like the rest of the guys who were here are ready to make their way back to Orange.

Scroggins trying to fill limit

1:27 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013


Scroggins is still looking to fill his limit. He just boated a 2 1/2-ponder fish for No. 3 of the day.


He has his head down and is fishing hard on the Calcasieu River. 

Remitz catches his second

1:26 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013


Photo by Steven Morris

Faircloth pulls in a third keeper

1:23 pm CDT, Mar 16, 2013