Missing the first two cuts of an eight event season might not seem like a big deal, but it's digging a hole.
If Pirch can keep it up and if Combs' quality continues to slip, Pirch could make a run at this one.
Falcon Lake was amazing in 2008. How does it stack up five years later?
When looking at the Sabine's performance last week, one thing is clear. If it wasn't the toughest event in Elite history, it certainly ranks no worse (better?) than second.
In On the Road, Jack Kerouac called the Sabine an "evil old river" and "the mansion of the snake," noting "we could almost hear the slither of a million copperheads."
Day One of the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Sabine River out of Orange, Texas, was tough, but was it the toughest day in Elite history?
One way to look at the AOY race is to think of it as a winnowing process. Each of the eight tournaments basically eliminates part of the field from contention.
It hit me as the Day 2 weigh-in for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic was winding down. We don't have a formula for estimating how far back is too far back to reasonably mount a comeback in a bass fishing tournament.
Have you ever heard a weather forecast that called for a 50 percent chance of rain? I'll bet you haven't ... and there's a reason for that.