Mix it up between some young crankers and methodical veterans who know what to expect when banging heads on the ledges.
While some anglers have made major moves up or down, others have just held their places in line. They have the piece of paper, but the story of their seasons remains a big question mark. Mathematically, a lot is still possible.
Edwin Evers' 40-point big-bag bonus and his 5-point Day 1 leader bonus pushed him head-and-shoulders above anyone in his bucket.
With three top-heavy buckets, odds are good one or two of these odds-on favorites are going to win their bucket and maybe the event.
Lake Havasu is certainly closer to the finesse side of the spectrum than that of the Cal Delta, although power fishing proved to be a player in another event here earlier in the year.
I’m going to make selections based on value, pros with low ownership percentages combined with high probabilities of doing well.
Justin Lucas may have won the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at the Sacramento River, but Chris Zaldain won the Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing points battle this weekend.
Choose a blend of high-momentum anglers and those with good previous finishes on the Delta.
Don't just pick California guys; go with ones who are good with a flippin' rod or with a frog.
I’m not usually a big proponent of local advantage in Elite Series tournaments, but in this case, I think some past experience will come in handy. It’s going to be a track meet where a track record will help.