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

All-Star Day Three behind-the-scenes

Sep 22, 2012

Another look at the All-Star festivities in Decatur, Ill.!

The answer is blowing in the wind

Sep 22, 2012

As far as finalist Edwin Evers is concerned, the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind, as Bob Dylan famously sang. The question? Can Evers defeat Aaron Martens in the finals of the Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship?

All-Star Championship: Ott DeFoe

Sep 22, 2012

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

Martens optimistic for Final

Sep 22, 2012

Despite three days of tough fishing in central Illinois, Aaron Martens has something to be positive about: He left biting fish today on Lake Decatur. He’ll face off against Edwin Evers in the All-Star Final tomorrow.

Wounded Warriors fish with pros

Sep 22, 2012

Wounded veterans go fishing with the All-Star Elite Series pros on Clinton Lake in Illinois.

It’s down to Evers, Martens

Sep 22, 2012

Ten superstar bass anglers have been eliminated, but one more must go before the 2012 Toyota Trucks All-Star Week champion is crowned.

Wounded veterans go fishin’ with the pros

Sep 22, 2012

While on a mission in Iraq in 2003, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Everett of Dayton, Ohio, was nearly killed when an ammunition dump was exploded by a suicide bomber. Staff Sgt. MarkDaniel Brasel of Toledo, Wash., an Army Ranger, came to his rescue.

Third time's a charm?

Sep 22, 2012

For the third time today, Gerald Swindle has come back to the culvert at Lake Shore Drive, and his bank-fishing young friend from earlier today is still here, but close to calling it a day as well.

DeFoe's misfortune

Sep 22, 2012

Ott’s misfortune continues. As he was flipping a creature bait down the bank, he got hung up, freed it, then on the ensuing cast laid into a nice keeper, but his line broke. Visibly shaken and dejected, DeFoe retied and kept fishing. This is hard to watch because if he’d fished flawlessly, he could be looking at 9 pounds or so, given the five he lost this morning and the keeper that just got away. However, seeing that there are fish in the 5-pound class, this matchup between DeFoe and Martens may be a one bite away.

Swindle keeps on fishin'

Sep 22, 2012

At 2:45 p.m., Gerald Swindle was back where he started fishing at 8:10 a.m., the Reas Bridge at the north end of Basin No. 5. Unfortunately for Swindle, the results were the same -- zero. So he's started moving south again, working some boat docks in Basin No. 4, getting closer to the check-in site with the clock ticking down.

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