Chris Lane says that this tournament sets up perfectly for Aaron Martens.
Live video of anglers is making a big splash on Bassmaster.com, but the cameras were almost sunk on the Sabine.
It could be heard from the pre-tournament anglers' meeting in Orange, Texas, until Sunday's final weigh-in – the strong undercurrent formed by the year-end Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
Check out the best blog photos submitted during the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River.
Heavy rain and rising muddy water that hit the Sabine Saturday virtually created a blank slate for Sunday's finale.
“If you’re going to beat these guys, you want to beat them when they’re at their best." - Chris Lane
Chris Lane knows things can change quickly on an unpredictable fishery like the Sabine River.
ORANGE, Texas – Not being from around here, it only took a few minutes in a boat on the Sabine River Thursday morning for me to realize this isn’t the kind of water I grew up on. I’ve spent countless hours on the Coosa River in Alabama, and I don’t ever remember seeing mullet jump 2 and 3 feet out of the water when they were spooked by a bass boat. But I saw it today as Shaye Baker and I followed Aaron Martens through a narrow canal during the opening round of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
While the Sabine River appears to be fishing better than it was two years ago, it's still a finicky fishery.
Chris Lane makes good on short tide window to taking first-day lead in the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.