Never have so many bass anglers fished in so small an area and been so successful as what took place in the Bassmaster Elite Series St. Johns River Tournament on Thursday.
Randy Howell, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic winner, often says that professional bass fishing is a humbling sport.
See how the pros fared on the first day of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
Get your free backstage pass as the Elites weigh in at St. James River!
49 seconds!!! TOTAL time on a stopwatch that the fish are out of the water from live well to waiting line tanks to the scales and on to the release boat. Outstanding job anglers and BASS tournament staff in Keeping Bass Alive.
After being weighed on stage, the fish will be taken to the Shimano Live Release boat.
Anglers wait with fish in aerated and cooled tanks.
Mark Davis with a late day surge. Putting them in the box late in the day. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Brian Dotson.
The Elites took St. Johns River by storm on Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite event in Palatka, Fla.