The first question I hear from most people since I picked up my first career victory with B.A.S.S. in Sacramento earlier this month is, “How does it feel?”
With three top-heavy buckets, odds are good one or two of these odds-on favorites are going to win their bucket and maybe the event.
I’m going to make selections based on value, pros with low ownership percentages combined with high probabilities of doing well.
Justin Lucas may have won the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at the Sacramento River, but Chris Zaldain won the Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing points battle this weekend.
It’s the California youngsters vs. the veterans as two generations of Golden State anglers top the Sacramento leaderboard.
The local pros know where the big ones go, as evidenced by the heavy local presence at the top of the leaderboard at the Sacramento River.
I’m not usually a big proponent of local advantage in Elite Series tournaments, but in this case, I think some past experience will come in handy. It’s going to be a track meet where a track record will help.
AOY leader John Crews aims to keep momentum at site of his only B.A.S.S. victory.
With many anglers planning to make round-trip boat runs of three hours or more to the California Delta, much of the field for the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River will have only four to five hours to fish each day.
The Sabine River should be a Fantasy Fishing competitor’s worst nightmare — long runs, wads of little fish, and long distances between them with nothing but prop-chewing obstacles to get in the way.