It could be heard from the pre-tournament anglers' meeting in Orange, Texas, until Sunday's final weigh-in – the strong undercurrent formed by the year-end Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
Check out the best blog photos submitted during the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River.
If you didn’t pick Shaw Grigsby for your Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing team, you just plain messed up.
ORANGE, Texas -- Chris Lane left the City of Orange Boat Ramp Sunday morning with a clear game plan in mind. He was going to make a lengthy run to the grassy canals and ditches where he had caught the majority of his fish during the first three days of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by STARK Cultural Venues. But if the fish were no longer biting there due to the heavy rains that fell across the region Saturday, he was going back to the main body of the Sabine to win or lose the event.
Heavy rain and rising muddy water that hit the Sabine Saturday virtually created a blank slate for Sunday's finale.
“If you’re going to beat these guys, you want to beat them when they’re at their best." - Chris Lane
Mike McClelland is running 114 miles to Galveston Bay before making his first cast of the day.
Chris Lane knows things can change quickly on an unpredictable fishery like the Sabine River.
I knew this story was coming, the story of the return of Mark Menendez to the Elites, his taking to the water in competition following the passing of his beloved wife.
The leaderboard shows just how good these Elite guys are. The fish aren’t huge but limits are still being caught.