2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown St. Johns River - Palatka, FL, Mar 15 - 18, 2012


The pros most candid comments during their time on stage

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James Overstreet

James Overstreet

James Overstreet has been a photographer for Bassmaster since 2006, covering both the Elite Series and the Bassmaster Opens. 

PALATKA, Fla . -- Best lines overheard on Day Two of the St. Johns River Showdown.

“I'm not the best bed fisherman, but I love doing it.”

--Bobby Lane

“My goal today was to catch a big fish, and I got that done. You can catch 17 or 37 pounds here.”

--David Walker

“The frustration in Florida for me continues. I just don't get it down here.”

--Russ Lane

“I think 10-pounder on every cast.”

--Greg Hackney

“I only saw three big fish and I caught all of them.”

--Alton Jones, Day Two leader

“I'm convinced these young cats can see them better than I can.”

--Mark Davis

“Even if you can't catch them, seeing them is a lot of fun.”

--Kevin VanDam

“That's fishing, you don't always get what you want.”

--Denny Brauer

“Headed to Okeechobee.”

--Mike Iaconelli, after missing the cut