Topics: 2013 Elite Series Plano Championship Chase

Keith Poche just landed a chunky three pound smallmouth

Aug 24, 2013

Photo by marshal Ed Dyer.

Kiriyama with his 2nd keeper

Aug 24, 2013

Kotaro Kiriyama started fishing near Peelee Is. and already caught his 2nd keeper! Both are 3-1/2 pounders!

Keith Poche lands his first keeper a 1.5-pounder

Aug 24, 2013

Photo by marshal Ed Dyer.

Clunn is fishing the South Channel

Aug 24, 2013

Morizo battles "Big Mama" !!!

Aug 24, 2013

Photo by marshal Jeff Amos.

Clunn is focused

Aug 24, 2013

Clunn moved again, and he has landed 3 keepers. I believe he has about 8.5 pounds. He is focused and not talking much. The pattern of running the sea walls with a crankbait is working. He also just landed a northern pike.

Mark Davis with bowed rod

Aug 24, 2013

Photographer James Overstreet and I left Detroit at 4:30 am this morning and drove 2 hours by car to Ohio's Catawba Island to meet with Eric Klotz, our boat driver today. We boated 30 minutes into the middle of Lake Erie and found tournament leader Mark Davis with his spinning rod bowed over. He lands that bass and quickly catches another. Davis tells us they are his first bass of the day. "This is a faster start than he had yesterday," Klotz says. He should know, Klotz was Davis' Marshall yesterday. The sun is lighting up Davis and his wrapped boat.

Plan B?

Aug 24, 2013

Two updates on Rick Clunn's lone keeper: First, it's just under three pounds and not four as I reported earlier. Second, it has joined the heavenly choir, so now it's a non-culler and Rick will have to get four more big ones to go with it if he is to make the 17 pounds or so he may need for the cut. Rick says its time for plan B, so we will leave him to it, since we've obviously brought him plenty of good luck for now. We will go poke our nose in someone else's business. How about Ott Defoe and Andy Montgomery?

Bobby Lane culling with a 3.75-pounder

Aug 24, 2013

Photo by marshal Brent Ellens

Palaniuk brings in a 3-pounder

Aug 24, 2013

Photo by Andy Schell

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