David Mullins tried to get one more cull before check-in, but it came off at the boat. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Wayne Crowder.
Photos by Bassmaster Marshal Jamie Jennings.
Though he lost his consecutive Top 50 streak at 29, Kevin VanDam has the longest current streak of limit catches in the Elite Series at 26. The record is 57 (also by KVD). The next longest consecutive limit streak currently alive in the Elites belongs to Alton Jones at 22.
The Elites faced stormy weather but kept on fishing on Day 1 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake.
At the St. Johns River, Aaron Martens' record-tying streak of six consecutive Top 12 finishes ended with his 37th-place finish. He tied the record set by Skeet Reese in 2006-07. Now the longest running consecutive Top 12 streak belongs to Mark Davis. He has three straight top three finishes dating back to the 2013 season finale on Lake St. Clair.
Todd Faircloth said, "When we come to town, it's going to rain."
At the St. Johns River, Kevin VanDam's record-setting streak of 29 consecutive Top 50 (in-the-money) finishes ended with his 70th-place finish (the worst of his Elite career). Now the longest running consecutive Top 50 streak belongs to Aaron Martens. He has nine straight in-the-money finishes dating back to the second tournament of 2013. No one else has more than five in a row (Ott DeFoe).