Topics: 2012 Elite Series Power-Pole Slam

"Aw hecky durn!"

Mar 25, 2012

Mark Zona and Jeff Kriet were in the boat at take off, practicing how they would handle the situation should Kriet lose another Giant fish at the boat (which he did on Sat.).  They vow that this time around, bad words will be replaced with more positive expressions like "too bad but wasn't that fun", "hey I'm just happy to be here today" or, at the worst, "aw hecky durn!". Inspiring, I tell ya.

Day Four weather report

Mar 25, 2012

Day Four of the Power-Pole slam. The anglers just left the takeoff and are on their way to their first spot.    Weather conditions are completely different today. We have a small front pushing through for the next couple of hours. There are some thunderstorms associated with it.   

Key for Kriet

Mar 25, 2012

Zona is in the boat with Jeff Kreit not far from the takeoff. He says Kreit's baits are: swim jig, frog and soft plastic stickbait. The whole key, he says, is that the thickest dollar pads hold the bigger females.

Starting under a rainbow

Mar 25, 2012

Appropriately, on a day when a Bassmaster Elite Series pro will earn a $100,000 first-place check, the sky over Lake Okeechobee was decorated with a  rainbow  during the 7:30 a.m. takeoff.    Leader Ish Monroe and Chris Lane, who trails by only 10 ounces going into the final day,  appear to be the most likely candidates to end up with the pot of  gold at the end of the day.   

Power-Pole Slam Day Three weigh-in

Mar 24, 2012

Big bags meant big movement on the leaderboard at the conclusion of Day Three on Lake Okeechobee.

Ish Monroe stays 10 ounces ahead

Mar 24, 2012

The final day of the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Power-Pole Slam sets up as Ish vs. Chris.

Okeechobee better than ever

Mar 24, 2012

Kevin VanDam said the lake levels over the last few years have helped produce a strong 5- to 8-pound class of largemouth.

Day Three behind the scenes

Mar 24, 2012

Strong crowds and healthy bass made Day Three at the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Power-Pole Slam a memorable event.

Even Houdini couldn't do it

Mar 24, 2012

Elite Series angler quotes from the weigh-in on Day Three of the Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee.

On the water with Ish Monroe

Mar 24, 2012

With a 13-pound, 9-ounce lead, Ish Monroe could feel settled about his chances in this tournament, but he doesn't at all. See him on the water today as he boats 18 pounds, 2 ounces.

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