Topics: Elite

Chris Lane sets the hook

Mar 16, 2013

McCaghren catches first keeper

Mar 16, 2013

Local color

Mar 16, 2013

The area where Dean Rojas and Alton Jones are fishing is situated right up next to a little trailer park and we've been interacting with the residents. One lady, when told Bassmaster pros were fishing in the canal, said with a smile, "They might catch something weird in there."   Rojas was fishing next to one gentleman's dock. When told Rojas was in the running for the $100,000 first prize, he said, "I should get 10 percent. Hell, I'll take 2 percent."

Hartley throwing a buzzbait

Mar 16, 2013

Buzzing with Charlie Hartley.

Ponds has a keeper

Mar 16, 2013

Pete Ponds is happy to get a keeper on Day 3. Photo by Josh Smith

KVD on the board in a big way

Mar 16, 2013

KVD boats a 4-pounder

Things are tough for Crochet and Klein

Mar 16, 2013

From what I can see so far, things are tough. It is early, time will tell. Klein and Crochet are doing their thing, but with little result.

Herren flipping reeds

Mar 16, 2013

Jones has three keepers so far

Mar 16, 2013

Photo by JIm Gilbert

Rojas fishing the interstate

Mar 16, 2013

Dean Rojas is fishing underneath I-10, one of America's most trafficked interstates, running from California through Florida. But if there are fish here I'm sure Rojas doesn't mind the traffic noise. In fact, he just caught a non-keeper. We're standing under the interstate watching him fish. This feels a little like the 2013 version of Tom Sawyer.

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