Randall Tharp returned to where he started on Lake Guntersville Friday, bagging 27 pounds, 8 ounces of bass to take an 11-ounce lead over Edwin Evers.
After three days of competition, Aaron Martens was just 7 ounces from victory in last year's Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Mississippi River. Now Martens gets to play out a similar scenario on the same river, and he's going for big bass in the same spot that put him in contention in 2012. And, oddly enough, once again 7 ounces plays into his game.
Oklahoma's Jason Christie cracks the Ramada Quest for his first Elite Series victory.
Chip Porche' arrives on the Elite Series and isn't discouraged by the tough waters of the Sabine.
If ever a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament has produced more wild fish tales, it doesn't come easily to mind.
In a second-day rally to repeat his 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series title on Lake Murray, Fred Roumbanis shot from 34th place into the lead Friday at the Evan Williams Bourbon Carolina Clash.
Only two anglers have a chance this week for back-to-back Bassmaster Elite Series wins, albeit wins of a different color.
In his search for big bass, Fred Roumbanis went immediately to his practice spot and started throwing the same crankbait into the same willing school of bass, returning on the second day for a quick limit.