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.
Don't miss out on the action from the Day One weigh-in of the Sabine River Challenge!
More images from the first day of the Sabine River Challenge.
The Sabine River read sort of like a Dr. Seuss book on Thursday when the opening round of the 2013 Elite Series Sabine River Challenge began here in east Texas.
Terry Scroggins was loading the boat when we caught up with him on Day One.
Anglers take to the muddy waters of the Sabine River system. Are they up to the challenge?
John Murray prior to losing his lower unit 100+ miles from launch.
Elite Series anglers eagerly embark on Texas' Sabine River System for the official start of the 2013 season.