Skeet Reese got an unexpected birthday present yesterday, when he turned 43 years old. The former Bassmaster Classic champion and Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year was in 24th place after two days of competition. Then he caught 16-1 on Day Three and moved into eighth place. "Happy birthday to me," Reese said. He also noted that because he would be fishing today, Saturday night's celebration would have to be toned down a bit, something he hadn't expected.
With one Elite Series event left, lots of the pros are keeping an eye on the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings to see if they can win AOY, or even if they're going to the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
James Niggemeyer has a 15-pound limit today, more than anyone else in the field.
With Rick Morris no longer in the competition, Aaron Martens now has his spot to himself.
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After only 15 minutes in Little Sturgeon Bay, Jonathon VanDam packed it up and headed 15 miles back to the south, where he started this morning. It reminds me of a poker player who walks away from the table, then turns around and goes all-in. For more, check out this on-the-water video from Dennis Tietje:
Back-to-back Top 12 finishes and no days off can be tough on the pros.
It's so slow out there today that fans have left the leader in search of more action.