Matt Greenblatt didn't have to burn much gas to catch his first fish of the day. He went straight across from the takeoff spot and put a keeper in the boat. "It's not a giant, but why burn all that gas?" he said.
Two things were certain Thursday morning during the take-off of the first day of the 2013 Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam.
The action is starting early on Day One at Falcon Lake.
Jason Christie on the board with a good one on the first day at Falcon.
According to his Marshal, Jeremy Starks landed an 8-pounder on his second cast.
There's a little bit of an edginess in the air this morning. Everything looks the same: Boats gathered around the dock waiting for it to be light enough to take off. But several of these guys have that looking over their shoulder look to them. They are nervous, maybe a little bit anxious. Most of that revolves around where they sit in the take-off order, or how fast their boat is running compared to the guy behind them.
The Elite anglers are assembled for launch and the singing of the national anthem on Day One of the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam.
If you can’t be in Zapata, Texas, for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam to see the hawgs they catch for yourself, we’ve got you covered.
Falcon Lake has had enormous fishing pressure since becoming the hottest bass fishing lake in the country following the 2008 blowout.