Third-year Elite pro Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, locked out 11 other finalists Monday in the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam, including his biggest threat after three rounds, four-time Bassmaster Classic champ and Zen master of bass fishing, Rick Clunn.
"At the end of the day, if you have anything left to celebrate with, you didn’t fish hard enough." - Rick Clunn
Huntington, Texas, pro could dream the possibility of coming close to - or busting - the all-time four-day weight record set on Falcon five years ago.
Nine times out of 10, the strategy of “fishing your history” turns and bites the angler who tries to rely on past success. Not so for Keith Combs.
As every seasoned angler knows, there are dozens of variables that go into mastering a bass fishery, and Falcon Lake is no different.
Faircloth’s win — his fourth Bassmaster Elite Series title and second in Texas — was a victory in a four-day tug-of-war with Dean Rojas.
Elite pro found himself two shy of limit until the final minutes of play on Day Three.
By noon, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Todd Faircloth from Jasper, Texas, had a five-fish limit on a river system that has left many other Elites struggling to bring three or four fish to the scales.
Chip Porche' arrives on the Elite Series and isn't discouraged by the tough waters of the Sabine.
Carhartt Big Bass leader starts the day - and tournament - off right for Elite pro Dean Rojas.