Latest Elite Series News

Day Four launch on Sabine

Mar 17, 2013

The Top 12 head out for the final day of competition on the Sabine River.

Faircloth with a hookset

Mar 17, 2013

Faircloth just jerked three times, looks like he was on something nice. He may have boated a male. We are about 250 yards from him, a guesstimate.

Alton has company

Mar 17, 2013

In addition to Dean Rojas and Jeff Kriet, Alton Jones has some extra company sharing D'Inde Bayou this morning.

Sharing the bayou

Mar 17, 2013

Dean Rojas and Alton Jones have arrived back in the same location they fished yesterday -- in the Bayou D'inde area near Sulphur, La. They are fishing in a drainage ditch. Jones got here first. Rojas was 30 seconds behind.   Rojas pulled up right next to Jones, no more than 10 yards away.   Perhaps making the point that he would not back down. That he was not going to give up his spot without a fight. Rojas complained publicly yesterday about another Elite Series angler poaching his area. Today we're seeing that drama play out.

Faircloth in Big Hill Bayou

Mar 17, 2013

Found Faircloth. He is on a place called Big Hill Bayou. It is about a foot and a half deep on a big flat surrounded by the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area. 

Looking for Faircloth

Mar 17, 2013

On the water looking for Faircloth. He's about 7 miles from where we launched. Slightly overcast, a bit humid. 

Did Kerouac fish the Sabine?

Mar 17, 2013

In On the Road, Jack Kerouac called the Sabine an "evil old river" and "the mansion of the snake," noting "we could almost hear the slither of a million copperheads."

Day Three on-the-water

Mar 17, 2013

The Elites were looking high and low for the bite that would bring 'em back for Day Four.

One bite could win it

Mar 16, 2013

Even though the last man in Sunday's field is almost 12 pounds behind the leader, everyone still standing has a slugger's chance.

Rojas returns

Mar 16, 2013

Elite pro found himself two shy of limit until the final minutes of play on Day Three.

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