Latest Elite Series News

Chaos for Martens

Aug 30, 2015

Martens is up and at 'em

Aug 30, 2015

Aaron Martens is up and at 'em, finally. After an extra 30 minutes of sleep this morning, Aaron has made his way to his starting spot, maybe 2 miles from launch. He's jabbering a hundred miles an hour and working on tackle and being his typical Aaron self. So the boys better look out, cause the typical Aaron is very good at catching bass.

Hello from the dead zone

Aug 30, 2015

We are technically in Lake St. Clair's Canadaian section, and we finally caught up with Todd Faircloth. At this point we've seen Faircloth catch two fish, and one was definitely a keeper.   With very spotty cell coverage, Bassmaster LIVE and blog work from this area may be a challenge.

The ride To Huron

Aug 30, 2015

Looking for JVD this morning, but still amazed by the amount of steel that is able to float.   Cool, hazy and humid conditions again today, but I'm guessing the weather stability will keep the fish eating.   Stay tuned for an update on JVD ...

Vinson off to a great start

Aug 30, 2015

Greg Vinson starts his day with a solid 4-pound smallmouth.   Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Justin Carrier

Videos: A-Mart found

Aug 30, 2015

Waiting for the leader

Aug 30, 2015

James Overstreet, boat driver Ken Miller and I are in place near Port Huron waiting on tournament leader Brandon Palaniuk and third-place James Elam, who have caught the bulk of their fish while sharing one spot in the St. Clair River.   A local tournament out of Sarnia just took off, and none of the boats tried to pull in on this place. Palaniuk just arrived -- at 7:06 a.m.

Lane in contention, makes move

Aug 30, 2015

We are on Chris Lane already. He started the day in fourth place. The defending champ of this event is once again in contention on the final day.   Now Lane's made his first move of the day. He pulled up the trolling motor and joked about heading to get coffee and doughnuts because of how early it is and how dark it still seems. He said yesterday he didn't start fishing until 7, and this morning he was fishing by 6:40.

Lane chasing another big jump

Aug 30, 2015

Following Chris Lane out on Lake St. Clair today. He should be in Anchor Bay for most of the day. He caught a 24-pound bag yesterday and jumped up to fourth overall. He is only 6 pounds behind Brandon Palaniuk, which may sound like a lot, but it is very possible to catch a 25-pound bag on this body of water.

Martens missed the boat ... check

Aug 30, 2015

So apparently our AOY frontrunner Aaron Martens decided to grab a few extra winks this morning and give the rest of the competition a head start. Typically, Aaron's the last to show up for take-off anyway. But as we got to take-off minus 10, we got a little worried. Then T-minus 5 a little more worried. As the anthem played and the anglers filed out, no Aaron in sight. We found out since that he overslept and he'll be here momentarily to go through boat check and head out on the water. For now, his marshal can only wait.

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