So many fans of the Bassmaster Elite Series turned out in Orange, Texas, for the March 14-17 Sabine River Challenge presented by STARK Cultural Venues, attendance records were not only broken, they were smashed.
Even though the last man in Sunday's field is almost 12 pounds behind the leader, everyone still standing has a slugger's chance.
Elite pro found himself two shy of limit until the final minutes of play on Day Three.
Veteran applauds tournament site where 40 of 100 anglers zeroed on Thursday and 37 Friday -- aptly named a "challenge."
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.
Day One of the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Sabine River out of Orange, Texas, was tough, but was it the toughest day in Elite history?
We’ve hit some tough fishing here on the Sabine River in Orange, Texas.
The second day of the first Elite Series stop has anglers asking the same question – “Where to now?”
Carhartt Big Bass leader starts the day - and tournament - off right for Elite pro Dean Rojas.
ORANGE, Texas — Despite 13 Elite Series anglers failing to catch a single 14-inch bass and another 27 boating only one, everybody expects he's still got a shot at the Sabine River Challenge $100,000 first-place check. Sure, Dean Rojas seems like a favorite after Thursday since he managed a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 10 ounces. Mark Davis (13-13) and Cliff Crochet (13-0) are in great shape too. But no one is confident about repeating anything on this river system.