There was no better example of this tournament's make-or-break aspect than James Elam's Day 1 at the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair. In his third season on the Elite Series, the Tulsa, Okla., angler entered this event smack on the AOY bubble in 50th place. He had to perform if he wanted to advance to the AOY Championship event next month.
As in most sports, tournament fishing is not how you start but how you finish. Taking a look at BASSTrakk just a few minutes ago, it’s no secret now that the three current leaders are fishing close to where Chris Lane won the last time an Elite Series event was held here, near the mouth of Lake Huron on the St. Clair River. They’ve also got company around them in the form of other Elite Series anglers and a few local boats.
Here are some shots of the Fox 2 morning show called The Nine that was filmed on-site this morning. B.A.S.S. Director of Event Operations Eric Lopez joins Fox 2's morning show The Nine and its hosts Jason Carr, Amy Andrews and Deena Centofanti. The Fox 2 Detroit news trucks were at the venue this morning capturing all of the action and encouraging fans to come out to Lake St. Clair Metropark!
Jacob Powroznik shares some of his drop shot secrets.
Every day is important during an Elite Series season, but today is a particularly huge day for many of the anglers in the field. There are so many storylines taking place on the water today, here’s a few that bear watching…
Livingston Lure pro Hank Cherry started his day with several other anglers fishing in a large group on Lake St. Clair. When Jacob Powroznik picked up his trolling motor to leave the crowd, Cherry fired his bait right into Powroznik’s boat wake. A good size smallmouth came up grabbed the bait. Cherry set the hook and slowly fought the fish to the boat. He then grabbed the fish, holding it tight against the side of the boat.
The Elites head back out on to the water for Day 2 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.
The Nation anglers launch for the third and final day of the 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional.