Kevin VanDam still doesn't have a keeper, but it's a beautiful area where he's doing his usual rapid-fire casting. The background is thick with cypress trees and Spanish moss hanging from them. KVD is approaching a point where he caught 'em yesterday, according to James Overstreet.
Anglers and fans prepare for launch with only two days left in the Sabine River Challenge.
Matt Herren and Keith Combs are fishing side-by-side in a backwater ditch.
Cliff Crochet seems to have slowed his pace just a bit as he slowly makes his way down this 25-yard-wide canal. No keepers yet, just one short fish. From Zona in the boat: He says he's had his limit by 12:30 each day and stopped. Now another fish -- looks to be short by an inch. Quite a few cameras on him just now. If there's a keeper soon you should get a good look at it.
Since only eight anglers have limited both days on the Sabine River, there's a pretty good chance that someone who hasn't limited will be in the hunt to win on Sunday. It's happened before. Three times in Elite history the winner did not limit every day. One winner failed to catch a limit on two of the competition days.
Alton Jones and Dean Rojas are fishing in close proximity at the moment. They've been in this same area all week, but this morning Jones, in the foreground of the photo, pulled up within casting distance of Rojas. Shortly after that, Jones drove around Rojas and pulled away. Rojas turned to the nearby camera crew and expressed a little bit of unhappiness.
Matt Herren, Stephen Browning and Cliff Pace are all fishing the "duck pond". Photo by Derek Mangold