"I can weather the storm ..." Dateline: A Dining Room Table Story When you are tumbling, it may not seem like it, but it is this, it’s not the falling that matters. What matters, is the getting up. It is the getting up, that you find in our soul. It is the belief, in oneself, that has brung us here. It is unfurling the sails, and letting the wind take us to the horizon because in our soul we knew there was a whole world out there beyond the edge.
ORANGE, Texas — Despite 13 Elite Series anglers failing to catch a single 14-inch bass and another 27 boating only one, everybody expects he's still got a shot at the Sabine River Challenge $100,000 first-place check. Sure, Dean Rojas seems like a favorite after Thursday since he managed a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 10 ounces. Mark Davis (13-13) and Cliff Crochet (13-0) are in great shape too. But no one is confident about repeating anything on this river system.
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.
The pros opine about the fishery and offer their favorites for the first Elite tournament on this river.
I got a bird's eye view of the Sabine via airboat last year, and there's no doubt this week's Sabine River Challenge is going to be an adventure.
When asked if he had ever competed on the Sabine River, site of the March 14-17 Bassmaster Elite Series season opener, Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje chuckled.
Strike King Lure Company is excited to announce the recent addition to their pro-staff; Bassmaster Elite Series angler Dennis Tietje.
While some Elites stick to wrapped trucks and bass boats, others opt for variety in their automotive appetite.
For one Elite Series pro, a new front tooth is what he really wants for Christmas!