Justin Lucas knows he’s on the verge of something special as he leads the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River with a three-day total of 66-14.
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.
Don't just pick California guys; go with ones who are good with a flippin' rod or with a frog.
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.
Skeet Reese has expertise on the Sacramento River and also knows the Bassmaster Elite Series pros extremely well, so he might do better at predicting the top pros on this water than anyone else could.
My guess is that it’ll take an average of at least 20 pounds a day just to make a respectable showing and 25 pounds a day if you expect to do anything on Sunday.
At least 12 pros have won on Guntersville before, and at least one of those winners is in each bucket.
Absent a tornado or some other natural disaster, this one is going to be an absolute slugfest.
So how are the 2015 Elite Series rookies going to stack up?