Lake Champlain's healthy population of largemouths and smallmouths shined on back-of-the-boaters as well as professionals on the first day the BASS Elite Series. Twenty-eight co-anglers weighed in sacks of more than 10 pounds, headed up by Central Square, N.Y., resident Craig Daino, who had 16 pounds, 9 ounces.
For three consecutive days at the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Moist Snuff, Jeff Kriet lived dangerously.
For the final day of the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Moist Snuff, ESPNOutdoors.com asked the final 12 anglers the keys to their success: 1. What specific technique has benefited you most? 2. What has been your primary bait? And 3. What area of the lake have you been fishing?
Chad Kallina, who took an Elite Series co-angler title last year at Sam Rayburn, took an early perch on the hot seat and endured a final charge by second day runner-up Dave Stewart to win another fully rigged Triton bass boat package.
The best of what the Elite anglers had to say on Day Three of the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Tobacco.
Heading into the weekend, ESPNOutdoors.com, with light rain falling and the forecast for more of the same later today, asked some of the remaining pro's three questions about Saturday's action: 1)What's your predicted cut weight to get in the top twelve? 2)How does the expected Saturday recreational boat traffic play in to today's action 3) What have you learned in this week's competition?
Kelly Banks, a firefighter from nearby Ramona, Okla., bided his time from the back of the boat Friday and made a clutch upgrade with time running out in taking a 1-pound, 6-ounce lead into the final day of co-angler competition.
With the changing conditions on Grand Lake, we polled a sampling of Elites competing in the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Tobacco on: 1. What depth are you keying on today? 2. What's a wild card for you today? 3. What's your prediction on the cut weight?
It's a good thing Aaron Martens is in eighth place after the opening day of the Sooner Run presented by Longhorn Tobacco on Grand Lake. And even still, Martens' wife, Lesley, was probably ready to commit spousal abuse if she could have gotten her hands on him during the tournament Thursday.
In this article, you can read how as David Stewart and a reporter talked about his catch, Stewart's pro partner Kevin Langill, appeared, casting a wary eye toward the media member that said, "Mum's the word."