Matt and Jordan Lee are finding their way during their first Elite Series event.
ORANGE, Texas – Not being from around here, it only took a few minutes in a boat on the Sabine River Thursday morning for me to realize this isn’t the kind of water I grew up on. I’ve spent countless hours on the Coosa River in Alabama, and I don’t ever remember seeing mullet jump 2 and 3 feet out of the water when they were spooked by a bass boat. But I saw it today as Shaye Baker and I followed Aaron Martens through a narrow canal during the opening round of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
While the Sabine River appears to be fishing better than it was two years ago, it's still a finicky fishery.
Chris Lane makes good on short tide window to taking first-day lead in the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
It took three years of dogged determination for Minnesota bass angler Seth Feider to achieve his goal of qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series.
A repeat of 2013 may well be in the works for the Elites competing in this year's season opener on the Sabine River.
The Sabine River has proved to be a fickle fishery even with the majority of the Elite Series anglers coming to Orange, Texas, for the second time.
The state of Texas has gotten like 400 inches of rain, snow and ice over the past several weeks, so the system is high and muddy.
Mark Zona looked at each event this season and predicted what will happen and who will win.
Brent Ehrler and Ish Monroe were easy picks for reigning Classic champ Casey Ashley on the Sabine.