Dennis Tietje adds a 2-pound, 10-ounce third keeper. Update by Bassmaster Marshal R.J. Chandler
Brandon Lester with a hard-earned keeper No. 1. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Tommy Bankhead
Our man Brandon Coulter measures one that made the livewell. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Wade Hagan
Devoted Bassmaster Elite fans had a front-row ticket to a community hole where pro anglers Rick Clunn, Hank Cherry and Scott Ashmore made an appearance. One homeowner came outside and bellowed, "Welcooooome to Southeeeeeeeast Texas!"
After zeroing on his first day of official competition, Carl Jocumsen's confidence wasn't shaken. And even after hitting a log and messing up his outboard, he still remained the same as usual. Well after an eventful Day 1 that is highly forgettable, Jocumsen welcomes a pound and a half keeper into his boat. And thus, Jocumsen has his first Elite Series bass to weigh-in. Sigh of relief, no doubt. His support staff has been tremendous and after speaking with him, he seems to be fishing for them more than himself at times.
We are waiting for BassTrakk to update with Chris Lane's fish and weight, but just in case you are following along. Lane has 10 pounds approximately with a 5 fish limit. He had 15 pounds and change on Day 1 to take the lead so he obviously has a good average size catch for Sabine's standards. He is fishing in a crowded region, but off the beaten path and has a lot of water to himself. No angler is within 5 miles of him to the North, South, East and West.
Justin Lucas catches a keeper. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Mark Williams