The century drought Larry Hill won the 1973 Florida Invitational on the St. Johns with 108-2 (three days, 10-bass-limit). The century mark would not be broken again in BASS competition for almost 30 years (Dean Rojas in 2001 on the Kissimmee Chain). Davis leads AOY Three-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Mark Davis leads the AOY race after two days on the St. Johns. Davis won the AOY title in 1995, 1998 and 2001. He last led the AOY race early in the 2008 season.
There have been too many bass in the 8-, 9- and 10-pound range caught here over the previous three days for any lead to be safe.
Chris Lane talks with Mark Zona about his Day 3 strategy.
Even with the cushion of a 12-pound lead, Chris Lane plans to work just as hard on the final day, admitting "anything can happen" on a big-fish factory like the St. John's River.
The anglers cross the stage with their hauls from Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
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Follow leader Chris Lane as he takes on Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River in Palatka, FL.
Checking the oxygen and temperature in the tanks where anglers keep their fish as they wait in line to weigh in. Every effort is made to keep fish healthy.
The first six-figure payday in B.A.S.S. history was at the 1983 Super BASS tournament on the St. Johns. Ken Cook earned $100,000 for the win.