I'm sitting at the Pendleton Bridge waiting for Jared Lintner to come through. A couple of big changes I see for today: the wind is blowing. Probably only about 10 mile an hour but it's a harbinger of things to come. Wind could change the whole game. The other big change is every ramp I passed there was a tourney taking off this morning. That means lots more folks on the water.
See how J Todd tucker smashes them on Day 1 to the tune of 25 pounds.
Watch as Steve Kennedy uses a variety of techniques to bring in a big bag on Day 1.
After two days on Toledo Bend, it couldn't be clearer that all bass fishing options are still in play at the Evan Williams Elite Series Tournament.
The best lines overheard during the Day 2 weigh-in of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend.
See who will fish on Day 3 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend!
Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Jacob Powroznik had been to Toledo Bend Reservoir just once before he came to the May 1-4 Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite.
Kevin VanDam may have seen his streak of 29 straight in-the-money Elite finishes end with his performance at the St. Johns River, but he's got the longest current streak of limits weighed in among Elite anglers. KVD has weighed in 30 straight limits in Elite competition (going back to last year's season opener on the Sabine). Next best is Dean Rojas with 23. The Elite record is 57 ... by KVD, of course.
See anglers, fans, and animals enjoying the Louisiana sun at Cypress Bend Park in Many, La.
Fletcher Shryock, having a tough day, focuses on catching a fish on a bed. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Robert Dupree