I'm back at the official ramp in Waddington, New York, waiting for the pros to roll in. The fishing seemed to be slower today, but we'll know more about that in a few hours. This weigh-in will have a huge impact on this tournament and the Angler of the Year race. Will AOY point leader Edwin Evers sack them today and stop the bleeding? Will Kevin VanDam catch another heavy bag and put even more pressure on Evers? Could Aaron Martens blow the field away and turn the AOY race upside down?
Check out pictures from Day Two with Tietje as the Elites compete on St. Lawrence River.
Derek Remitz and Bobby Lane drifting the same line on Day 2 on the St. Lawrence River. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Frank Giner.
This one should get Derek Remitz to 19 pounds. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Frank Giner.
B.A.S.S. Vice President of Digital Jim Sexton was just interviewed by a local Waddington, N.Y., TV station on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. They wanted to know more about Bassmaster.com's exclusive online Fantasy Fishing game, presented by Toyota. There are still prizes up for grabs for each individual Elite event and for the season overall. Not much longer until weigh-in!
We're on our way back toward the launching area and see three pros fishing in the same proximity. They include Morizo Shimizu, Matt Herren and Brian Snowden. Shimizu is concerned that his two largest bass aren't doing well. He's also concerned that he has two bass in his live-well that need to be culled. Time is short for him and all the other pros. I'm sure many of them are stressing for a kicker bass or two right now. One good fish can mean the difference between making the top 50 cut or not.
John Murray is fishing up some large bass, too. Here he is, culling both a largemouth and a smallmouth. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Chad van Slyke.
Day Two on St. Lawrence proves to be fruitful for DeFoe.
Elite Series pro Cliff Pirch just boated another 5-pounder on Day Two of the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River