ORANGE, Texas -- Chris Lane left the City of Orange Boat Ramp Sunday morning with a clear game plan in mind. He was going to make a lengthy run to the grassy canals and ditches where he had caught the majority of his fish during the first three days of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by STARK Cultural Venues. But if the fish were no longer biting there due to the heavy rains that fell across the region Saturday, he was going back to the main body of the Sabine to win or lose the event.
Orange Texas lives up to its reputation as a town full of crazy bass fishing fans.
Mother Nature was no match for the great crowd in Orange, Texas, or a relentless Chris Lane at the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
The eventual Sabine River champ talks about his day.
If you've been following Mike McClelland on BASSTrakk all day and wondering what's happened to him the past hour, don't worry. He didn't decide to let all of his fish go. He still has a five-bass limit that weighs 12 pounds for an unofficial total weight that should rank him near the top of the standings. Whether it's the two-hour run he made back from Galveston Bay or just poor cell service, something is playing havoc with his BASSTrakk and causing it to look like he has no fish.
Yesterday Mother Nature was showing off! I really don't think Micah Fraizer's bilge pump ever shut off! Today, not sure what the water is like, after an 8-hour drive home last night, I'm ready to watch the live weigh-in on my Bassmaster app! Comments by Mark Williams (Marshal at home)
Chris Lane says he has five fish, but he's not sure how big they are. I'm no math major, but based on BASSTrakk, that sounds like he may have this one sewn up. It's only estimated, so who knows. He isn't acting like he's feeling the pressure, that's for sure.
Lester with a good cull. Gonna be a close one today Update by Bassmaster Marshall Josh Lowry