Topics: Elite

As the bass world turns

Apr 22, 2013

It seems like there's always some added drama on the Elite Series, and it appears today will be no different.

Christie culls with 5-pounder

Apr 22, 2013

Jason Christie just culled for the fourth time with a whopping 5-pound largemouth.

Scroggins revisits Day One spot

Apr 22, 2013

Terry Scroggins is fishing a Shaky Head in about 12 to 16 feet of water. He feels like he's catching a little of both spawners and prespawners.   He's on a bank now that he said he went down on Day One for14 pounds.   "I've not caught one here since," he said. "It's weird."   No sooner than he said that, he set the hook. It turned out to be a short smallmouth. 

Roumbanis loads the livewell

Apr 22, 2013

Scroggins' trifecta

Apr 22, 2013

  Terry Scroggins just boated his third keeper. He's completed the trifecta. He has a smallmouth, largemouth and a spot. All total, they weigh about 5 pounds.   "I've got to get rid of all of them," he said. "But they are getting about ready to start biting."

Checking in with Boom Boom

Apr 22, 2013

Not far from Scroggins latest spot, Fred Roumbanis is fishing. Scroggins made another short move and we took the time to check in with Roumbanis.   He has two for about 5 1/2 pounds, one of those is a 3 1/2 pound spotted bass he called a "bonus."   "I've not been catching anything until about 1 pm," he said. "If I can get another one of those it could be a real big day."   We're back on Big Show at the moment. But we'll keep an eye on Boom Boom Roumbanis.

Scroggins' tour

Apr 22, 2013

Scroggins has made his biggest move so far.   He told us "let's move across the lake and go catch some."   Scroggins has the fastest boat on tour. He never got out of sight but by the time he was pulling in a 2-pound black.   That gives him two in the well for 3 1/2 pounds.   His prophecy of catching some was dead on.

Scroggins hitting the high points

Apr 22, 2013

Terry Scroggins has made three or four moves this morning. While most of our finalists seem to have settled on an area and are staying close, Scroggins, at least in these opening hours, appears to be on a fishing trip. He's hitting spots, running to the next one, chasing breaking fish and doing whatever seems natural. He may get somewhere eventually and bear down but right now he's just hitting some high points. 

Scanlon struggling?

Apr 22, 2013

Casey Scanlon is struggling, according to Mark Zona who is in the boat with Casey.   Scanlon started on the same spot that he has started on all week. He has one small keeper as of right now but it's a line burner smallmouth and not one that he wants to weigh in.   He hasn't been waiting for any "feeding window" like a lot of the guys this week. His fish are eating and eating often. He's caught 20 to 30 keepers a day by 10 a.m., and it's starting to look like that number has dwindled  

Warmer weather on the horizon

Apr 22, 2013

  The pocket where Terry Scroggins is fishing has a water temperature of 54.8 degrees. That's about 4 to 5 degrees cooler than the upper part of the lake where I've spent the rest of the derby.   I'm sure it will climb today considering the warm weather we are expecting. This lower end could be a little behind the upper end. 

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