Latest Elite Series News

Evers on a roll

Sep 21, 2012

We've picked up Edwin Evers, and he's on a roll.

Chunking and waiting

Sep 21, 2012

Up the Kaskaskia

Sep 21, 2012

All-Star Day Two Launch

Sep 21, 2012

The Elites are at it again on tough Lake Shelbyville.

The ever-quotable Swindle checks in

Sep 21, 2012

It's as certain as the sun rising in the morning: Ask Gerald Swindle a question and you'll get a memorable answer.   As we were leaving Ott DeFoe in the back of Possum Creek, we saw Swindle fishing his way into it and decided to check in with the G-Man.   "Let me tell you something," he said, "I've been to a lot of good lakes, and this lake doesn't have anything in common with a son-of-a-bitching one of them. Blog that!" Okay.

Evers adds to his total

Sep 21, 2012

Bassmaster photographer Seigo Saito texted me a minute ago that Edwin Evers has boated his third bass of the day already. Evers, the leader on Day 1, caught one just under 2 pounds in a pocket by the launch site just minutes after takeoff.   He boated a 1-pounder at about 9 a.m. And a 2 1/2 a half-hour later, Seigo said. Evers is running pockets along the lakeshore. Whatever he's doing is working.  

Howell has a fish

Sep 21, 2012

We don't know how many bass Randy Howell has caught today, but we do know he has a fish.

DeFoe defying the Zona jinx

Sep 21, 2012

Even in a season as good as Ott DeFoe's had, he may have just put on the most impressive performance of his career - catching fish with Mark Zona in his boat. That just doesn't happen.   Defying the odds, DeFoe just weeded through four non-keepers to land another small keeper - all on consecutive casts with a crankbait.   There were plenty of witnesses. Possum Creek continues to pile up with spectators boats anxious to watch the Ott DeFoe show.

Evers off to fast start

Sep 21, 2012

Note: Hank Weldon reports that Evers' Marshal accidentally entered "3" instead of "1" in BASSTrakk.   

Reese misses a good one

Sep 21, 2012

We managed to find Skeet Reese tucked into a hidden slough near the launch at Eagle Creek State Park. He's fishing parallel to emerging vegetation with a white buzzbait and just missed a good keeper. He estimated its weight at around 3 pounds.   After pausing to put on his rainsuit he went back to work, making a second tour along the banks on both sides of the cove.   Intermittent rains are predicted throughout the day. Maybe the cloud cover will improve the bite today.  

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