Latest Elite Series News

Martens stuck on 3

Sep 22, 2014

Aaron Martens has been stuck on 3 fish weighing 10 pounds for awhile now. Contrary to predictions, the sunshine hasn't helped him. Martens has moved a few times in the last couple of hours, but managed only a couple of short fish. 

Powroznik is having fun

Sep 22, 2014

Jacob Powroznik doesn't mince any words when talking about how much he has enjoyed his first season on the Elite Series tour.   "It's been a great ride," he said in summing up the highlights during an interview Saturday.   Several Elite Series anglers competed on the FLW tour this season. But Powroznik fished only the Elite Series, after 10 years on the FLW tour. He qualified by finishing second in the Northern Opens point standings in 2013.  

Changing conditions

Sep 22, 2014

The temp has dropped 9 degrees in Faircloth's primary area from what it was on Day 1. That affects these bass like it does any others. Faircloth is having to slow down. So is Hackney, putting down his moving baits from Day 1 and slowing down to  soft plastics today. Through the normal evolution of a tournament, anglers are more tuned in to what's going on, adjusting to minor changes in the conditions every day. This morning, they had to jump back out on the water, relocate their fish and figure out news ways to trigger bites.

War Room : AOY Championship 2pm update

Sep 22, 2014

Dave Mercer on Championship Monday update

Hackney culling up another

Sep 22, 2014

Greg Hackney has spent the past hour catching a lot of small fish-- easily 10 smallmouth. None of them have seen the inside of his livewell.

Faircloth update

Sep 22, 2014

Faircloth struggling all morning but put together a small limit early. He's now hitting his stride and has culled everything he had from the morning in the last hour. Faircloth made the long run to the middle of Big Bay de Noc this morning. Now he's fishing in 4-to-5-feet swells using a drop shot and mixing a tube in. Hard to say what Faircloth has now because our eyes and ears, Steve Bowman, is out of ear shot from Faircloth the way the wind is blowing. But Bowman puts Faircloth at 16 pounds minimum.

In honor of Dick Schweis

Sep 22, 2014

We've hit a lull in the action. Greg Hackney has pulled in a couple of  small smallies that he tossed back in the pond. So I'd like to take this moment to say thanks to my buddy Dick Schweis, who introduced me to fishing on the Great Lakes.  

Another upgrade for Reese

Sep 22, 2014

J-Proz with 20

Sep 22, 2014

Jacob Powroznik's camera boat driver confirmed J-Proz has over 20 pounds. He just broke off another one.

Ugly, but functional

Sep 22, 2014

Super-blogger and my boat partner for the day, Jim Sexton, has donned a second ugly-but-functional hat from his bag of blogging essentials.

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