The leaderboard shows just how good these Elite guys are. The fish aren’t huge but limits are still being caught.
Matt and Jordan Lee are finding their way during their first Elite Series event.
Devoted Bassmaster Elite fans had a front-row ticket to a community hole where pro anglers Rick Clunn, Hank Cherry and Scott Ashmore made an appearance. One homeowner came outside and bellowed, "Welcooooome to Southeeeeeeeast Texas!"
Anglers had to wait on the fog to clear, but finally got started on Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
ORANGE, Texas – Not being from around here, it only took a few minutes in a boat on the Sabine River Thursday morning for me to realize this isn’t the kind of water I grew up on. I’ve spent countless hours on the Coosa River in Alabama, and I don’t ever remember seeing mullet jump 2 and 3 feet out of the water when they were spooked by a bass boat. But I saw it today as Shaye Baker and I followed Aaron Martens through a narrow canal during the opening round of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
Day 2 on the Sabine River begins in a thick cloud of fog. Using unofficial terms, I'd say Day 1 was foggy, today is very foggy. Or you might call it a blanket of fog. Tournament officials are out in the sheriff's boat at the junction where anglers can head left to Louisiana or go straight to Texas. It's still foggy there, though the sun is doing some work on it now. If we get to 11:25 without launching the rules state that the day is canceled.
No matter the day, takeoffs produce a lot of looks, a lot of excitement and a lot of water spray.
Cliff Crochet experiences an interesting issue on Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
Bill Lowen gets to work on Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues