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

Things are tough for Crochet and Klein

9:56 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

From what I can see so far, things are tough. It is early, time will tell. Klein and Crochet are doing their thing, but with little result.

Herren flipping reeds

9:55 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Jones has three keepers so far

9:52 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Photo by JIm Gilbert

Rojas fishing the interstate

9:52 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Dean Rojas is fishing underneath I-10, one of America's most trafficked interstates, running from California through Florida. But if there are fish here I'm sure Rojas doesn't mind the traffic noise.

In fact, he just caught a non-keeper. We're standing under the interstate watching him fish. This feels a little like the 2013 version of Tom Sawyer.

Robinson has two fish

9:46 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Photo by Doug Guins

KVD, Spanish moss and cypress trees

9:42 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Kevin VanDam still doesn't have a keeper, but it's a beautiful area where he's doing his usual rapid-fire casting. The background is thick with cypress trees and Spanish moss hanging from them.

KVD is approaching a point where he caught 'em yesterday, according to James Overstreet.

Jones has a second fish

9:37 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Herren and Combs side-by-side

9:32 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Matt Herren and Keith Combs fishing side by side in a backwater ditch.

Photo by Derek Mangold

Crochet slowing his pace

9:29 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013

Cliff Crochet seems to have slowed his pace just a bit as he slowly makes his way down this 25-yard-wide canal. No keepers yet, just one short fish. From Zona in the boat: He says he's had his limit by 12:30 each day and stopped.

Now another fish -- looks to be short by an inch. Quite a few cameras on him just now. If there's a keeper soon you should get a good look at it.

KVD in Watermelon Bay

9:26 am CDT, Mar 16, 2013