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Lows and highs

Lows and highs

By Andy Crawford

Brandon Cobb has experienced the lows and the highs of bass fishing within a dozen casts. After losing a 4-pounder at the boat, the angler shrugged it off and kept fishing the same brush pile....

Cobb's heartbreak

Cobb's heartbreak

By Andy Crawford

Brandon Cobb finally set the hook on a bass that would really help out - and the fish spit the angler’s crankbait at the boat. “That’s OK,” he said. “We’ll catch another one.”

Kuphall with two

Kuphall with two

By Andy Crawford

Caleb Kuphall went into this final day of the Dewalt Elite at Lake Eufaula just over 4 pounds out of the lead, and he’s busy building a final stringer if bass. He was landing his first fish -...

LeHew "can't count"

LeHew "can't count"

By Andy Crawford

Shane LeHew told me he caught 10 bass in a row just before I pulled up in him. And BASSTrakk showed him just out of the Top 10.And then he opened the livewell to check his fish and realized...

Whitaker breaks the ice

Whitaker breaks the ice

By Andy Crawford

Jake Whitaker, who started the third day of the DEWALT Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula in second place, just landed first keeper that goes about 2 pounds.“Hopefully we’ll get rid of him later,” he...

Pipkens culling up

Pipkens culling up

By Andy Crawford

Chad Pipkens was landing a cull fish when we pulled up to him, and after shooting some shots of him releasing a bass we joked about him hooking the fish while I was too far away.“I’ve caught 10...

Monti doubles up

Monti doubles up

By Andy Crawford

After a slow start, Kyle Monti finally put a 2-pounder in the livewell - and just a couple of casts later wrestled another bass to the boat.That puts him in 12th place with 4-8, according to...

Palaniuk has his limit

Palaniuk has his limit

By Andy Crawford

Brandon Palaniuk put his fifth fish in the livewell less than an hour after his first cast.It’s not a massive sack - his bass should go 10 or 11 pounds - but that would put him in third right now...

Palaniuk’s flurry

Palaniuk’s flurry

By Andy Crawford

Brandon Palaniuk didn’t take long to get things going. In his first couple of casts he set the hook on a 2 1/2-pounder, and then followed it up with two more keepers.He’s currently got 6 or 7...

Auten on the move

Auten on the move

By Andy Crawford

After spending his morning - and filling his limit - in an area protected from the wind, Todd Auten made a long run to a wind-blown main-river area.He spent about 15 minutes there, and then ran to...

Auten moving up

Auten moving up

By Andy Crawford

We were heading to cover Stetson Blaylock when a check of BASSTrakk showed Todd Auten has moved into second with a limit weighing 15-4.So we called an audible and headed to follow Auten, and we’ve...

Frazier limits

Frazier limits

By Andy Crawford

Micah Frazier rounded out his limit a few minutes ago. He still hasn’t gotten the big bite, but now he can put his head down knowing he has almost 8 pounds to build off of.A photo gallery of his...

Strike two

Strike two

By Andy Crawford

Getting bites hasn’t been Micah Frazier’s problem: Boating then has been the issue.He’s now lost his second bass at the side of the boat.

Frazier on the board

Frazier on the board

By Andy Crawford

It didn’t take Bassmaster Elite Series pro Micah Frazier long to put his first bass in the livewell. He’s working an area about 5 minutes from the landing, and the 2-pounder bit on the second pass...

Welcher on the board

Welcher on the board

By Andy Crawford

Elite Series rookie Kyle Welcher ran about 10 miles north of take-off, ducked into the back of a canal and quickly broke the ice.The bass wasn’t a giant - Welcher had to measure it - but the first...

Cook's giant

Cook's giant

By Andy Crawford

Drew Cook’s BASSTrakk phone isn’t working, so he’s showing a zero. But he said his livewell is actually holding two fish worth about 11 or 12 pounds.“I’ve got only got two fish, but one is a giant,...

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