Topics: Elite

The huge playing field from Orange

Mar 17, 2013

B.A.S.S. has allowed the anglers pretty much carte blanche on the boundaries for this tournament, and anglers have taken advantage.   Mike McClelland topped 1,000 miles this week about halfway through his Sunday drive to Friendswood, Texas. He’s about 120 miles by land from the takeoff in Orange, and probably farther by boat. According to BASSTrakk, McClelland is way up Clear Creek, just south of Houston.  

Faircloth culling

Mar 17, 2013

Really windy out here on Big Hill Bayou right now. The water is kicked up a bit, dirtier than it was when we arrived this morning. We're perched on the north side of this bayou, and Todd Faircloth is working his way back to the east.   Every time I send a blog, Todd yanks another keeper bite. The latest bass looks like it will allow him to cull the shortest fish he has on board. He's about 45 minutes, I understand, from the weigh-in back in Orange. This wind is going to make that run a bit longer, my guess.

Fishing kids

Mar 17, 2013

 

Lowen lands another one

Mar 17, 2013

Another view of the bridge

Mar 17, 2013

  Dean Rojas has now moved downstream from where he caught the 5-pounder, above the bridge. But the crowd on the bridge is getting bigger.

McClelland catching shorts

Mar 17, 2013

Brandon Card boats a 4-pounder

Mar 17, 2013

  Photo by Chuck Cobb

Rojas with a 5-pounder

Mar 17, 2013

Dean Rojas just landed a 5-pounder as a crowd of 28 cheer and clap.

The view from the bridge

Mar 17, 2013

 

Faircloth fishing really shallow

Mar 17, 2013

Todd Faircloth is still in this same bayou, which appears to be about 100 yards wide. From what I can see, he's in very shallow water, maybe a foot or two deep. He's throwing often, but has been quiet for a while now. He's in good shape, with a limit we're guessing is 14 pounds, maybe a pound heavier. Swimbaits. Senko works in succession. The wind is really blowing strong now, straight out of the south.

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