There are five boats with us following Faircloth. They are hanging way back with us. Understanding this flat is very shallow, no one wants to mess up Todd's bite. Looks like he just caught a non-keeper. It's very still right now -- muggy, overcast.
The Top 12 head out for the final day of competition on the Sabine River.
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.
In addition to Dean Rojas and Jeff Kriet, Alton Jones has some extra company sharing D'Inde Bayou this morning.
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.
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.
On the water looking for Faircloth. He's about 7 miles from where we launched. Slightly overcast, a bit humid.
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."
The Elites were looking high and low for the bite that would bring 'em back for Day Four.
Even though the last man in Sunday's field is almost 12 pounds behind the leader, everyone still standing has a slugger's chance.