After seeing his weight drop precipitously for the second day in a row, Chris Zaldain is headed towards home. He'll head a lot closer to his hometown of San Jose in hopes the tide is right.
Justin Lucas knows he’s on the verge of something special as he leads the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River with a three-day total of 66-14.
It’s the California youngsters vs. the veterans as two generations of Golden State anglers top the Sacramento leaderboard.
The West Coast dominance continued during Friday’s second round of the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River, with Aaron Martens leading four Californians atop the standings.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Before the start of the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River, Chris Zaldain predicted that a few anglers would bring in single-day catches of 30-plus pounds during the four-day event. On Day 1, only one angler reached that elusive mark – and it was Zaldain himself.
I’m not usually a big proponent of local advantage in Elite Series tournaments, but in this case, I think some past experience will come in handy. It’s going to be a track meet where a track record will help.
Skeet Reese has expertise on the Sacramento River and also knows the Bassmaster Elite Series pros extremely well, so he might do better at predicting the top pros on this water than anyone else could.
Skeet Reese wasn't the most popular pick in his bucket, but he did deliver the most points for his fans in Fantasy Fishing.
Anglers point to others who should fare well this week on Guntersville.
My guess is that it’ll take an average of at least 20 pounds a day just to make a respectable showing and 25 pounds a day if you expect to do anything on Sunday.