Who will be the champion of the Ramada Quest? Elites leave the dock in search of glory.
Going into yesterday, there were only two Elite anglers who had brought a limit to the scales each day they were on the water. Now there’s just one.
It seems like there's always some added drama on the Elite Series, and it appears today will be no different.
Jason Christie just culled for the fourth time with a whopping 5-pound largemouth.
Terry Scroggins is fishing a Shaky Head in about 12 to 16 feet of water. He feels like he's catching a little of both spawners and prespawners. He's on a bank now that he said he went down on Day One for14 pounds. "I've not caught one here since," he said. "It's weird." No sooner than he said that, he set the hook. It turned out to be a short smallmouth.
Terry Scroggins just boated his third keeper. He's completed the trifecta. He has a smallmouth, largemouth and a spot. All total, they weigh about 5 pounds. "I've got to get rid of all of them," he said. "But they are getting about ready to start biting."
Not far from Scroggins latest spot, Fred Roumbanis is fishing. Scroggins made another short move and we took the time to check in with Roumbanis. He has two for about 5 1/2 pounds, one of those is a 3 1/2 pound spotted bass he called a "bonus." "I've not been catching anything until about 1 pm," he said. "If I can get another one of those it could be a real big day." We're back on Big Show at the moment. But we'll keep an eye on Boom Boom Roumbanis.
Scroggins has made his biggest move so far. He told us "let's move across the lake and go catch some." Scroggins has the fastest boat on tour. He never got out of sight but by the time he was pulling in a 2-pound black. That gives him two in the well for 3 1/2 pounds. His prophecy of catching some was dead on.
Terry Scroggins has made three or four moves this morning. While most of our finalists seem to have settled on an area and are staying close, Scroggins, at least in these opening hours, appears to be on a fishing trip. He's hitting spots, running to the next one, chasing breaking fish and doing whatever seems natural. He may get somewhere eventually and bear down but right now he's just hitting some high points.