Smashing a six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series record, Ish Monroe increased his lead to 13-11 over his nearest challenger, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
Lake Okeechobee has plenty of big largemouth bass swimming around in its thick vegetation, and the Day One tournament leaders are happy to flip to them.
Chris and Bobby Lane grew up in Lakeland, Fla., and as soon as they were old enough to drive, they started fishing Lake Okeechobee.
Chris Lane says he’s got a sort of inner clock that starts to tick when everything is in sync and working for him. If ever he’s heard that wonderful sound, it was Saturday at Classic.
Chris Lane had another stellar day with 23 pounds, 14 ounces, giving him a two-day total of 44-6 and the lead going into the final day of competition.
Elite anglers hope for good things in the final event of the season with everything on the line.
Southern Opens serve to unite brothers Arnie, Bobby and Chris Lane
Anglers report seeing a lot of super-spooky late spawners at the Citrus Slam.
TAVARES, Fla.-- Chris Lane couldn't feel more at home back in Florida this week for the Bassmaster Elite Series 2011 opener on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
"The bass are plain weird in the Harris Chain of Lakes," said Bobby Lane, Elite Series Angler.