Tommy Biffle just let us know he has only two in the boat. "The bite's no good," he shouted. At least he found a pretty spot to fish.
My 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season has already been a rollercoaster of emotions, but I’m thankful that I’ve had a double dose of upward momentum – most recently with my ninth-place finish at this past weekend’s event on the California Delta.
At 10 a.m. MT, 21 anglers had a five-bass limit, including the top 15 on the unofficial leaderboard, where Fred Roumbanis remains in first place with 17-10. Brandon Card has a chance to move up with his fifth fish. He has four and is tied with Mike Iaconelli for 15th place with 10-12. John Murray remains in second place with 15-14, followed by Clifford Pirch with 15-7 and Zell Rowland with 15-6.
It's been a grind so far for Brandon Coulter but the scenery is great. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jeff Jones
We just went through this little cut and found a bay holding anglers. Kelly Jordon is standing atop his trolling motor bracket, Power-Poles down, pitching to a bedding bass. Tommy Biffle is in the far back corner of the bay moving slowly, targeting the edge of the reeds.
With a great start of the event, the Elites are showing how Lake Havasu was brought back to life. Researching the desert lake, it was a amazing to learn the fishery was considered dead in the late 1980s. A huge restoration project helped resurrect Lake Havasu to its current standing among Bassmasters Top 100 Bass Lakes.