Aaron Martens has started way back in the canal that he has fished all week, so far back that we have some disagreement on whether he kept the first fish he caught today. But there is no doubt about when he caught it: 6:25 a.m. That points to one distinct advantage Martens has here. Takeoff was at 6:15 and he'd caught one 10 minutes later. Several others in the Top 12 are still running to their spots.
Good morning everybody! We're getting ready to start Day Four at the Mississippi River Rumble in La Crosse, Wis. We headed downriver early to try and catch fourth-place angler Dean Rojas as he heads downriver. While we're waiting, here are a couple factors that could affect the way the day transpires. 1. The sun: It was overcast yesterday, and several anglers, particularly the froggers, commented on how the lack of sun was hindering the big fish bite.
Aaron Martens thinks it would be "cooler" if he won the Mississippi River Rumble, rather than his friend Todd Faircloth. They top the leaderboard, with Faircloth leading by 7 ounces.
Go backstage as the Elites vie to make the final-day cut at the Mississippi River Rumble!
The Rumble is expected to come down to a game of ounces, with only 5-15 separating the pro in 12th from the leader.
Check out these photos from the third weigh-in at the 2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble.
Overheard on Day Three of the Mississippi River Rumble
Top pros search for kicker fish on Day Three of the Mississippi River Rumble.
It's fitting that we ran into Matt Greenblatt again coming back in for the day. He's fishing the same stretch he was this morning when we caught him on our way out. He's worked his way up to four keepers, but he said there's still a lot of work to be done because he doesn't have much size in his livewell. On that note, we're heading to the ramp. Make sure to tune in to the live weigh-in because from the looks of things, it's gonna be a tight Top 12 cut!