Latest Elite Series News

A jarring run

Sep 22, 2014

We just made a 12 mile run south, following Greg Hackney down to No-See-Em Creek. After only catching one fish in Little Bay  Hackney made a bone jarring run down here. At least it was bone jarring in our boat. Our walleye boat  has a spot for a 3rd seat in the back, which is where I'm sitting. The wind has picked up, clouds have rolled in, and there's a chop to the water now. I was hanging on for deal life. Hackney just caught a non-keeper and tossed her back in the drink.

War Room: AOY Championship update No. 1

Sep 22, 2014

Dave Mercer talks Championship Monday.

Back to back casts for McClelland

Sep 22, 2014

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Keith Renaud

Alton working a come back

Sep 22, 2014

Alton Jones was the last man in the Classic coming into this event, but after stubbing his toe on Day 1 he fell to 46th and dropped from the Classic cutline. Today is his chance to bounce back and take back what used to be his. He already has a solid 8-9 pounds with 3 fish so he is on his way to having a good day. He will definitely need to have 20+ pounds to have a chance to regain the lost points. According to his Marshal, Jones' water visibility is just 5 feet, which isn't that clear for some of these Great Lakes fisheries.

Martens figuring out the pattern

Sep 22, 2014

Aaron Martens' recent two-fish flurry, which also included a non-keeper, is a sign that he has started to figure out how the fish are positioned on this break-line today.  

The guessing game

Sep 22, 2014

Greg Hackney is still reporting only one fish on BASSTrakk and the blog, albeit a good one in the 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 pound range. Todd Faircloth is in no man's land as far as cell service is concerned. Faircloth went out of cell coverage at 8:00 a.m. ET; his BASSTrakk unit went down and won't update automatically until he returns towards the end of the day.

Anglers with BASSTrakk today

Sep 22, 2014

This is a list of anglers that have been equipped with a BASSTrakk for championship Monday: - Greg Hackney - Todd Faircloth - Aaron Martens - Jacob Powroznik - Jared Lintner - Keith Combs - Mark Davis - Mike Iaconelli - Skeet Reese - Chris Zaldain - Randy Howell - Brandon Lester - Alton Jones - Mike McClelland - Dean Rojas

Martens lands Nos. 2 and 3

Sep 22, 2014

Aaron Martens just landed his second fish of the day, a 3-pounder. His boat is about 200 yards from the east bank in Little Bay de Noc, and it's in only 6 feet of water. Our boat is 20 yards further out, and we're sitting in 30 feet of water. Martens is drop-shotting along the shallow shelf, before the steep drop.   And he's starting to warm up. He just caught his third keeper - a 3 1/2 pounder, like his first fish this morning. That gives him a total of about 10 pounds.

BASSTrakk units in 18 boats today

Sep 22, 2014

Since the weather pushed our final day to Monday, we lost most of our Marshals. Poor guys had to go back to work. So we're at a disadvantage with our BassTrakk coverage today--with just 15 Marshals providing updates from the water. Ronnie Moore will give you an update shortly on which anglers are running BASSTrakk.

A possible breakdown of the AOY standings

Sep 22, 2014

Here's a breakdown of how this AOY race can shake out. (Computed by a country boy so you might want to double check my numbers. #I'mNoKenDuke)   If Hackney moves up one spot (he is in 17th going into today) he wins AOY no matter what Faircloth does even if Faircloth finishes first here and collects 100 points.  

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