Topics: Elite

Davis and Elias on the St. Johns, Day 3

Mar 22, 2014

Mark Davis and Paul Elias, in fourth and fifth place, attempt to move up the Leaderboard on Day 3 at St. Johns River.

Lane leading BASSTrakk, Hite close behind

Mar 22, 2014

We lost track of Chris Lane after he left the river and hit the lake. That sounds like a hard thing to do on a big old lima-bean shaped pond. But it happened. Whether he hit a spot and it paid off won't be known except in BASSTrakk or at the weigh-in. We are headed back and several of the Elites are passing us. If things hold up like BASSTrakk has it, it promises to be an interesting outcome.

A Crappie Catch

Mar 22, 2014

You see the coolest things on the water when you're following these people around for the Live Blog. A few minutes ago, as Chris Mitchell and I were leaving the spot where we'd found Rojas, we heard a huge splash and turned in time to see a small osprey dive-bomb the water. It came struggling to the surface with a fish it could barely handle. After several attempts, it lifted off with a 2-pound crappie, which it carried to its nest nearby. Mitchell put his camera on rapid-fire through the entire episode. Look for photos in the on-the-water gallery later today.  

Wings over St. Johns

Mar 22, 2014

The pros share their waters and fish with an osprey on Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite Series at St. Johns River.

St. Johns produced first B.A.S.S. 10-pounder

Mar 22, 2014

The first 10-pounder in BASS tournament history was taken at the St. Johns River on February 8, 1973 by J.D. Skinner. The bass weighed 10-2 and struck a Zorro Aggravator spinnerbait on the second day of the Florida Invitational. His big bass record lasted just one day.

War Room: Shaw Grigsby talks St. Johns

Mar 22, 2014

Day 3 on the water with Randy Howell

Mar 22, 2014

Ashley has a keeper

Mar 22, 2014

Casey Ashley with a 2 1/2-pounder.

Chris Lane plugging away

Mar 22, 2014

Lane just keeps plugging away. He's culled for an ounce or two. And he's had a couple of misses, but the second lunker continues to elude. By my guess he has 20 or 30 minutes before he will have to leave. Maybe less. As soon as I type that he says "let's go." Evidently the feeling isn't panning out. But he's still had a good day.

Swindle boats a 7-pounder

Mar 22, 2014

Gerald Swindle is on fire, culling as he boats a 7-pounder. Photo by Marshal Jim Lind

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