Topics: 2012 Elite Series - Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship

Lake Decatur in review

Sep 23, 2012

With four of the best bass fishermen in the world weighing a total of 11 bass from Lake Decatur yesterday, let's just say the reviews haven't been glowing. Gerald Swindle, who caught only a 1-pound, 12-ounce keeper, performed one of his all-time best monologues on the weigh-in stage Saturday, and that's quite a statement. Some samples from Swindle:

Evers in his honey hole

Sep 23, 2012

Yesterday, Evers voiced concern about being able to get into his honey hole. He’s in now and has been fishing for roughly 15 minutes. Yesterday it took him 80 minutes to get in here, but with the north wind dying, the water must’ve stayed in the better. The area in question is a 50-yard stretch of mud, muck and cruddy detritus that is made to clog an outboard. He’s currently throwing a lipless crankbait along the shallow, narrow banks. He’s missed a few bites so far and has nothing in the box.

Martens on the board

Sep 23, 2012

Aaron Martens just demonstrated why he's such an accomplished and highly-regarded bass fisherman. Martens backed out of the Bayview Cove bridge, after clearing it and not seeing anything on the other side to his liking. Then he started working the laid-down trees along the riprap bank in the cove.  

Martens fishing quickly

Sep 23, 2012

It took Aaron Martens only five minutes after take-off to get a lure in the water.

Day Three with Evers

Sep 23, 2012

Edwin Evers spent the whole day catching fish on Lake Decatur.

All-Star Championship: Aaron Martens

Sep 23, 2012

Go on the water with Aaron Martens on Day One of the Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship.

Wake allowed

Sep 23, 2012

Now we are no longer in the no-wake zone, Evers will try to get back to where he fished yesterday up in the lake.

High School Elite Experience

Sep 22, 2012

Students in the Decatur area enjoy free seminars, demonstrations from Elite Series anglers.

All-Star Day Three with Gerald Swindle

Sep 22, 2012

Final four weigh-in

Sep 22, 2012

Images tell story of who's hot and who's not on Lake Decatur on third day of All-Star competition.

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