The fishing on the Delaware has been pretty bad, but not the worst of all time…and not as far as Elite history goes.
On Day 1 the bassing average (the average number of fish brought to the scales by a competitor) was 2.85. Historically, the average is around 4.50 and anything under 4.00 is low. Before this event, there had only been nine times when the Day 1 bassing average was below 4.00. The Delaware River gave the Elites the third toughest opening round in history. Only Table Rock in 2006 (with a bassing average of 2.07) and the Sabine River in 2013 (2.38) were worse.
Things got even tougher on the Delaware on Day 2 when the bassing average fell to 2.58. Again, that's the third lowest mark ever behind the Sabine in 2013 (2.37) and Table Rock in 2006 (2.51).
Only seven anglers have limited both days. That number will be smaller after three rounds…maybe much smaller.