We caught up with Cliff Crochet at his room at the Holiday Inn. He's laying on his bed, no shirt and watching television. "I'm just chilling," Crochet said with his thick Cajun drawl. "I'm not answering phone calls, just texts and taking it easy." Crochet, who is a borderline comedian, adds that if "anyone want any advice on how I got this body, have them call me." He never moved as we snapped a few pictures and talked about tomorrow for a short time.
We have learned that Jason Christie and Edwin Evers can't get enough of fishing. Instead of taking off, they've headed to Laredo to spend the day fishing a lake there.
What does an Elite angler do on a s day that has been postponed? We really don't know. So we are rummaging around Zapata trying to find out.
No one wanted a three-day tournament; postponement hurts Clunn most, but he has no quarrel with it, nor does anyone else.
The pros shielded their faces from the dust this morning while the decision was made to postpone today's competition.
Tournament Director Jon Stewart explains what is causing us to wait another day to finish the Falcon Slam.
This is not how anyone in Zapata, Texas, was expecting to spend their morning. I just got a note from the staff on-site in Zapata. It reads: "Official word is we are postponed until tomorrow due to dangerous winds."
I just showed up to the take-off area. There are a half dozen anglers who have their boats in the water. True to form, Rick Clunn was the first to launch. This could be a day where none of that matters. The wind is howling, as strong as we've seen it. None of these anglers are in their boats. They are all inside a truck. Outside, the dust is so thick it's hard to breathe.
I'm rooting for Rick Clunn to win the Elite Series Falcon Slam.
Go backstage (and more!) on Day Three in Zapata!