A look behind the scenes Day 1 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake.
Aaron Martens shows off his catch backstage before the weigh in on Day 1 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake.
Mark Davis, Todd Faircloth and Justin Lucas have finished in the Top 12 of each of the first two events. Six Elite anglers have started a season with three or more Top 12s — Greg Hackney (three in 2006), Dean Rojas (four in 2006), Skeet Reese (four in 2007 and five in 2010), Alton Jones (three in 2011), Terry Scroggins (three in 2011) and Brent Chapman (three in 2012). Only Reese (2007) and Chapman (2012) went on to win AOY.
Justin Lucas is the third rookie in Elite history to finish in the Top 12 in both of his first two Elite tournaments (10th at Seminole; 9th at St. Johns). The others were Derek Remitz in 2007 and Bobby Lane in 2008 (both went on to win ROY honors).
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Ron Williams.