Crews has just landed the unofficial first fish of the day. It was about 3 pounds. Still not big enough for his hopes and dreams. But it goes in the well.
John Crews just set the hook on what was likely the first keeper for these finalists. But about the time he got it near the boat, the fish jumped off. It was about 3 pounds and didn't faze Crews a bit. "No damage done if I really want to do some damage," he said. Crews knows if he plans on jumping up the ladder the 6-pounders and bigger will be the ones he has to have.
John Crews just set the hook on what was likely the first keeper for these finalists. But about the time he got it near the boat, the fish jumped off. It was about 3-pounds and didn't faze Crews a bit.
While anyone in the Top 12 has a shot at this title, it was pretty obvious that Rick Clunn had his eye on the leader before take-off. It's really awesome to watch a legend like Clunn drop a WWE like stare down on a young pro like Combs. However, I can't help but wonder what that feels like for Combs.
That was one of the fastest, shortest take-offs in the history of the Elites. These 12 anglers were primed to go. And B.A.S.S. was primed to let them go after a day off. So it went quick at the dock. And a couple hundred yards later John Crews was at his first stop. He's literally fishing across the creek from the take off. He busted a big bag here Saturday to make the final. Interestingly enough, just 800 yards up the creek and within sight is Rick Clunn.
It's commonly stated that anyone can win among 12 finalists on Day Four of an Elite Series event. That's often more about hopes than facts. But at Falcon Lake it's reality. Yes, anybody can win on this rare Day Four Monday at the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam.
There's no better way of celebrating Falcon Lake than seeing, talking about and catching its enormous bass. Take a few minutes to read what Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine had to say about the renowned fishery. Big Bass on the Border Falcon is so hot, anglers can follow the smoke to the lake. By Larry D. Hodge A constant struggle takes place along the Texas-Mexico border, with millions of dollars at stake.
The Top 12 pros weren't expecting to have to sit today out. See what they did when they couldn't compete.
We ran into Brandon Card outside the Holiday Restaurant. "I just got done with a glorious three-hour nap," Card said. The young angler is refreshed enough he's looking for something to do. The bowling alley is closed. So he's wondering if there's something to do in Laredo. After several minutes of wondering and talking, he masterfully talked Shaye Baker into shooting some photos today for his sponsor use.
I'm almost positive B.A.S.S. has never had an event in a more dusty environment. It's been relentless. When it's windy, it's terrible. Dust gets in everything. So we weren't surprised to find Cliff Prince at the car wash, hosing off his truck. We didn't have the heart to tell him the truck would be dusty and dirty again by sunset. In the stall next to him is Jason Williamson. He's cleaning boat and truck.