The Elite Series anglers will be spread far and wide on the Sabine River system on Day 1 in hopes of putting together enough weight to stay in the competition.
If this event has any semblance of a local favorite it's Dennis Tietje.
Unlike the challenge of making contact with a fluttering baseball, the goal for the Bassmaster Elite Series anglers has been just the opposite – not making contact.
The Elites descend upon Orange, Texas, to sign up for the Sabine River Challenge, which gets underway Thursday.
Keep up with the Sabine River Challenge right here on Bassmaster.com! Here's how.
Today marks the beginning of the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Season. And it’s a pretty sure bet that Gerald Swindle is the only pro with an Etch A Sketch toy in his boat.
It's a chilly morning here in Orange, Texas, in the low 40s. But expected to get into the low 60s by early afternoon. Here are three fans all bundled up, sitting in a golf cart. Now that's traveling in style! The first flight takes off in about 15 minutes to officially begin Elite season 2013. More coverage to come through out the day.
Pros share their initial impressions of the vast Sabine River system, and what it will take to win the first Elite Series event on these waters.
The pros opine about the fishery and offer their favorites for the first Elite tournament on this river.