Fred Roumbanis catches them big on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake.
Speaking of Kevin VanDam, in the first eight years of the Bassmaster Elite Series, he missed the first cut (top 50 or so; it's varied depending upon field size) four times — once in 2007, once in 2008 and twice in 2010. That's 73 tournaments and 69 checks (95 percent!). During that stretch, his worst finish was 59th. It was an amazing run — almost certainly the greatest in professional bass fishing history, by the man who is the greatest professional bass angler of all time.
Photo by Bassmaster marshal Jeremy King
Tournament winners always talk about making good decisions, and Greg Hackney just made a key one, if he goes on to win this derby. Hackney just moved about 4 miles back to the south, past where he started this morning. And less than five minutes after arriving, he swung his fourth keeper in the boat, another litter mate of his previous three 4-pounders, maybe bigger.
Bobby Lane with a bent rod! Has limit. Working on culling up from about 12 pounds. Photo taken by Dave Sorensen
From Kevin Short's marshal, Dan Shine: "I asked Kevin if we could stop for pancakes, but he said maybe some other time."