Edwin Evers just made a 10-minute run back to the Long Sault Dam. He finally gave up on the two "giants" mentioned in my last post. This is the same spot where Evers caught a 3- and 4-pounder at the end of his day yesterday. No doubt Evers is hoping for the same kind of magic today.
Brandon Card is pushing for big bass as the clock closes to the final hour. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Coleen Fabrizi
Follow Elite Series pro Josh Bertrand on Day 4 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.
This season today's winner Edwin Evers has been fishing with Wounded Warriors prior to many of the Elite Series Tournaments. These events are officially called the OPTIMA Batteries Healing Heroes in Action Tour and the final one this year takes place August 8 on the Susquehanna River from Delta, Penn.
The Edwin Evers Band from the Netherlands has been a major topic of conversation on Bassmaster LIVE today.
The fireworks started after a midday lull at 1 p.m. Saturday. The same appears to be happening today. Keith Combs now has that magic number 20-pound-bag today, and BASSTrakk shows him in second place, 2-11 behind Evers. Brandon Card, who has been concentrating on largemouth bass, primarily with a frog all week, has just upgraded to 17-2 for the day and is 3-9 back of Evers.
On Day 4 of the Kentucky Lake tournament in June, Steve Bowman and I were following Edwin Evers, just like today. Evers had the lead, but some other Elites were gaining on him, namely Kevin VanDam. He needed one big fish to close the door. And he got it, a 9-pounder at about 1:30 in the afternoon. Today is a very similar story. Evers is leading, but there's a murderers' row trying their hardest to top him. He's telling us he's now on some really big fish.
Photo by Marshal Coleen Fabrizi
Keith Combs boats a 3-4 pound keeper to cull his smallest. Photos by Seigo Saito and Bassmaster Marshal Terry Pike
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Coleen Fabrizi