Latest Elite Series News

Aaron is feeling the Philly love

Aug 7, 2014

Aaron Martens is feeling the love from the city of brotherly love. Supportive fan hold up a signs, one of which has been edited to keep it family friendly.

Approaching the 10-pounder mark

Aug 7, 2014

Folks we are approaching the 10-pound mark. With only half the field being covered by Bass Trakk today, the weights are unofficial and who we speak of may not actually be leading. When it comes to the 50 anglers with Bass Trakk, Kevin Short is ahead of the rest. He put together a flurry earlier in the day as he put keepers 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the boat in a 15 minute period. Then he made a cull as well. He is getting near the 10-pound mark, if he hasn't already passed it.

Fishing the grass

Aug 7, 2014

Getting close to high tide on the river.  Bobby Lane and Kelley Jordan fishing grass this morning.  Having to let their bait sink a bit before starting to crank.  The incoming tide makes it hard to reach the submerged grass.  Big Show also fishing grass in this shot.  Three types of grass on the river .  Eel grass,  milfoil and hydrilla.

Swindle is fishing with crappie lures today

Aug 7, 2014

Gerald Swindle has competed as a pro in an admirable 217 B.A.S.S. tournaments. This morning, he said there’s a clear new leader in his personal ranking of the toughest tournaments he’s ever fished.

Does Scroggins do more running than any Elite?

Aug 7, 2014

We've come upon Terry Scroggins who is fishing a large grassy area.   James Overstreet, who has spent years photographing the Elite Series, says Terry does more running and gunning than any pro.   "People think KVD does the most running, but in my opinion Scroggins does more," said James. "He gives away more waypoints than most guys mark in a day."    James went on to describe days where he travels from one end of a lake to the other end of the lake and sees Terry on both ends.

Checking in on Simonton

Aug 7, 2014

Michael Simonton was also in Rancocas and our brief stop by him was just that....brief! His day has not been going too well. We are headed north. We are currently about 20 miles south of Washington's Crossing.

Observing the tide

Aug 7, 2014

I stepped outside of my hotel to get some fresh air and as I stood by the water for a minute or two I saw at least three anglers making runs. One of which was Cliff Pirch.   I am new to the tidal waters so I'm learning everyday, too. From just surveying the current, I can tell that the 7-foot tide creates some pretty rough water around objects. Here's a quick video showing the tide current around an old factory building. 

Boyd Duckett has a big one

Aug 7, 2014

It's a big one!!! Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jim Groome.

Culling

Aug 7, 2014

Kevin Short is happy and culling

Todd Faircloth has two

Aug 7, 2014

On the way out of Rancocas Creek, we came upon Todd Faircloth. He told Seigo he has two. He is flipping pads at the moment. He is going against the tide and presenting his bait as naturally as possible. 

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