Topics: Elite

Getting windy

Apr 21, 2013

The wind is blowing now. Not a whole, just an almost perfect breeze if you are fishing.   For Vinson, though, it could be a blessing or a curse. All that debris he moved with his boat is being pushed back to his bank  

J. Todd Tucker lands one

Apr 21, 2013

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Lance Roe

Scroggins boats a 3-pound smallmouth

Apr 21, 2013

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Tim Dail

Klein bags fourth

Apr 21, 2013

Gary Klein with his fourth keeper. (Photo by marshal Mike Wyatt)

Survive and advance

Apr 21, 2013

My last note covered the 16 anglers who have missed every cut so far in 2013.

Water 59 degrees

Apr 21, 2013

The water where Scalon is fishing is already 59 degrees. I suspect that most of the pros will catch more bass today than yesterday.   Then again, quality, not quantity, is the name of the game. Any pro that solves the kicker bass puzzle will make a big jump in the standings.

Scanlon boats fifth keeper

Apr 21, 2013

Scanlon sets the hook and gingerly works a strong bass in on spinning tackle. He soon scoops up a keeper smallmouth to fill his limit.   He looks happy to get the limit monkey off his back, but he needs to do some serious culling before day's end.

Fearing for my life on Bull Shoals Lake

Apr 21, 2013

It's scary out here on Bull Shoals Lake this morning. Photographer James Overstreet and I just got on the water, and JO has got his freak (mask) on!   It's a little chilly, not bad. The guys who wanted wind today are getting it.  

Scanlon culling

Apr 21, 2013

As I sent off my last blog post, I looked up to see Scanlon is already culling. However, all his bass appear to be smallies that won't go 2 pounds.

Vinson puts two in the livewell

Apr 21, 2013

Vinson just hooked up with his first keeper. But the lively spotted bass jumped off at the boat.   He's fishing in the back of his pocket, casting to a small stream.  

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