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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,...

Choppy Lake George

Choppy Lake George

By Andy Crawford

Driving to Astor to wait on anglers heading to the Lake Dexter area, I saw the sunrise through the trees. I left the hotel early, so I ducked down a street and walked out to Lake George - and was...

Going to school

Going to school

By Andy Crawford

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Prince put together a group of about 10 anglers to use the canceled day to visit Palatka High School.The anglers are here at CP Deli for breakfast, and are on...

Zaldain ups his game

Zaldain ups his game

By Andy Crawford

Chris Zaldain left his starting spot with two smallies in the boat for about 5 1/2 pounds, and I headed in to work up the photo gallery (which will be available soon) because he told me yesterday...

Combs sneaking up

Combs sneaking up

By Andy Crawford

The 8 o’clock hour was good to Keith Combs, producing almost 8 of the 10 pounds he’s put in the boat. He was still in fifth when we pulled up, but he’s been whacking on the spotted bass to...

Zaldain strikes

Zaldain strikes

By Andy Crawford

Chris Zaldain headed up the lake to fish for largemouths early, and that decision has already paid off in a big way. He missed a bite on a swimbait, switched to a small jig and on the first...

Loughran on the hunt

Loughran on the hunt

By Andy Crawford

Bassmaster Elite pro Ed Loughran has a limit for about 9 pounds. But he doesn’t feel secure yet.He’s hoping to trade out at least one of the two squeaker spotted bass in his livewell for a...

Wind concerns

Wind concerns

By Andy Crawford

Frank Talley tried to fish main-lake stretches of bank, but he didn’t stay long before finding protected pockets.“I like wind; it’s why I’m getting some of my bites,” Talley said “But it’s keeping...

Talley on the board

Talley on the board

By Andy Crawford

Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Frank Talley just put his first bass of the day in the livewell, a 2-pound smallie that fell for a topwater on a wind-blown bank.But he had to be patient before...

That face says it all

That face says it all

By Andy Crawford

Anglers have talked this week about weeding through throwbacks to catch keepers, but Jason Williamson is showing just how many small bass are swimming in Lake Tenkiller.He’s been picking apart a...

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

By Andy Crawford

I followed Caleb Sumrall all morning long, and photographed him catching numbers of bass. But only one small keeper. Finally making the decision to pull off and work up the photo gallery (which...

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