The Day 3 weigh-in was a slushy affair. Here are some photos of the event from behind, and above, the scenes.
Editor's note: This is a correction to a previous post: The weigh-in WILL go on as scheduled at 4 p.m. CT today.
Scott Rook has kept it simple while moving near the top of the leaderboard this week. He's using one rod, hoping to catch 10 pounds a day. He caught 10-9 Thursday, 10-13 Friday and BASSTrakk shows him with 9-7 today. "I'm fishing isolated cover," Rook said. "These fish are spawning. They're on trees. I'm just going from tree to tree to tree." Rook can't see the spawners because of the lack of water clarity, but if you know where to put a bait, the muddy water can be advantage.
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Rain pounded the Elites as they battled it out on Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
CORRECTION: The weigh-in IS open to the public! Bring your umbrellas! The weigh-in for today's tournament has been closed to the public due to excessive water from today's rain. The weigh-in will still be streamed live right here on Bassmaster.com starting at 4 p.m. CT.
With all the rain putting the Sabine River on the rise, bass might move even closer to the bank than they've been all week. That would suit Stephen Browning just fine. "I call it mud-daubing," Browning said. "It's the time of year where they like to get shallow, and that's where I like them."
Dennis Tietje has managed to stay dry - but he and Marshal Layne Boudreaux aren't looking forward to the 100-mile ride back. (Photo by Layne Boudreaux)
Other than the top 4 leaders going into today (Chris Lane, Aaron Martens, Shaw Grigsby and Todd Faircloth) because it isn't clear what they may have, only four other anglers have limits on this tough Day 3 on the Sabine River. Mike McClelland, David Williams, Boyd Duckett and Greg Vinson all have limits and as a result of the struggle with the rest of the field, they have jumped up the leaderboard from where they were after Day 2, respectively.