Topics: 2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown

First limit of the day!

Mar 18, 2012

And we have our first limit of the day.  Skeet Reese's BASSTrakk is showing five fish that will weigh 10-10.  Now he can go and search for those 'big mamas' that could boost his bag to that 20 plus pound mark.  This has put Skeet unofficially in third place 5-05 behind our leader, Alton Jones.    Nine of the twelve anglers have recorded fish catches.  Alton Jones, Keith Combs, David Walker, and J. Todd Tucker, are still registering 0-00 on their BASSTrakk.

Jones fishing like he's trailing

Mar 18, 2012

Jones said this morning at takeoff that he's going to fish as if he were trailing by a pound.

Weather forecast

Mar 18, 2012

Here's a photo from the launch today, from our emcee, Dave Mercer. It is a calm cool 60 degrees.  The weather forecast for today is a high of 84 degrees with winds from the east at 5 to 10 mph.  That is pretty much excatly the same conditions as yesterday. To me, that means the fishing in Lake George will get going in about an hour and a half.  

Skeet Reese lands 4-pounder

Mar 18, 2012

Reese is fishing by himself north of launch.

Lake George draws crowd

Mar 18, 2012

Ten of the top twelve are now arriving in Lake George to start their day.  Terry Scroggins is the only one who went to Crescent Lake. He is the first one on the board with a pound and a half fish.    Skeet Reese was the only one who turned left from the takeoff and wend North. He just popped a two pounder.    That has pushed Skeet up into fourth and Terry up into fifth.    If today stays with the same theme, Lake George's fishing will heat up as the day does.

Terry Scroggins lands his first keeper

Mar 18, 2012

Terry Scroggins is off to a fast start.

And they're off! Day four begins

Mar 18, 2012

The twelve-man field just left the dock and are on their way to their first fishing spots. Steve Bowman is up in the chopper.

Launch Time!

Mar 18, 2012

It's Day Four at the St. Johns River Showdown in Palatka, Fla. The 12 finalists will be taking off from the launch in just a few minutes.

St. Johns: Day Three weigh-in

Mar 17, 2012

Many of the pros brought in solid limits on the third day of the St. Johns River Showdown.

Alton Jones is right where he wants to be

Mar 17, 2012

Sight fishing is one of Jones' strengths, and his fellow competitors know it. They're not betting that he will drop the ball tomorrow.

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