Latest Elite Series News

Back in the land of giants

Mar 23, 2014

We are back in the land of giants, at least the only land of giants I'm familiar with.   Lane has moved to the backwater lake where he caught his big fish yesterday. He has a few more spectators with him and it's extremely shallow. Will be interesting to see if everything works for him.

Rojas and Howell update

Mar 23, 2014

Dean Rojas ran down to Lake George with the rest of the field on days 1 and 2, but for the last two days has found his own water. He didn't catch a fish in our time with him, but he's doing pretty well today. If he can just find one or two big ones sitting on the beds, this Day 4 could get real interesting. 

No First Look with Davy Hite today

Mar 23, 2014

We won't be running the "First Look with Davy Hite" today. Since Davy is fishing in the top 12, and is in the thick of things, we want to give him room to focus on the game at hand. We'll have plenty of other analysis coming from the water and land! 

War Room: Chris Lane gives a Day 4 update

Mar 23, 2014

 

Lane's lead and potential MOV

Mar 23, 2014

Chris Lane's 12-8 lead after three days over his closest challenger is the second largest in Elite history. (Brandon Palaniuk led by 12-15 in 2012 on Bull Shoals.) The largest margin of victory in Elite history was 15-9 (Mike McClelland in 2006 on Grand Lake). The largest margin of victory in BASS history is 25-8 (Rick Clunn in the 1984 Bassmaster Classic on the Arkansas River — 3-day/7-bass limit). The biggest final round lead ever blown in Elite history was 9-14. That's the margin that Brian Snowden had over his closest competitor at the 2008 event on the Harris Chain.

War Room: A chat with Mark Davis

Mar 23, 2014

Lane's father's old boat is following him!

Mar 23, 2014

One of the boats following Lane today is literally his father's old Ranger.   It's being piloted by Kevin Walton, a college friend of Lane. Walton has his 11-year old son, Jacob with him.   Jacob is the young boy Lane has talked to off and on all morning.   When he missed one he told Jacob, "you have to shake those off."   Occasionally he yells "come on Jacob, I need a big one."  

War Room: On the phone with Davy Hite

Mar 23, 2014

No revenge for Hite

Mar 23, 2014

Davy Hite has now moved back to where he started this morning, after failing to get revenge on the big female that has eluded him this week. As you must do, Hite approached that spawning  bed as if the 6- to 7-pounder was on it. After numerous pitches into the bed, he push-poled close enough to clearly see into it and only the smaller male was there.   "She's probably gone," Hite said. "She had been there three days."  

Keeping up with Lane

Mar 23, 2014

We've moved to an area Lane did not touch yesterday. The prior stop was on the main river and evidently the boat traffic, which has picked up greatly, forced him off the river.   Still stuck in the 9-pound neighborhood. And we are about an hour past the time he caught his big one yesterday.

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