Dave
Precht

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Dave Precht is the Editor in Chief of Bassmaster Magazine. To read more from Precht, follow his column "Back Deck" in Bassmaster Magazine. 

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The countdown begins

The countdown begins

By Dave Precht

Alton Jones has about 30 minutes left in his fishing day, and the action has slowed considerably. He's still catching a 2 pounder every now and then, but none of the 4s he needs so badly.He is in...

Jones strikes again

Jones strikes again

By Dave Precht

Alton Jones appears to have reclaimed the lead from Seth Feider on this Championship Sunday of the Plano Bassmaster Elite at the Mississippi River presented by Favorite Fishing. The short...

Another ounce or two

Another ounce or two

By Dave Precht

The fish continue to congregate around the dike Alton Jones is camped on. He just culled again, replacing a 2-7 with a 2-9. That should upgrade is daily limit to 13-10. For some reason we can't...

Barging ahead

Barging ahead

By Dave Precht

"That barge is going to be my nemesis," said Alton Jones as a massive train of 15 barge hulls was pushed by on the river. What he means is that he will have to pass the barge and get to the lock...

Game of ounces

Game of ounces

By Dave Precht

Tournament fishing is a game of ounces and inches, and Alton Jones is adding ounces to his total. He just replaced a 2-pound largemouth with a 2-5 smallmouth, giving him 12-15 and the unofficial...

After bigger bites

After bigger bites

By Dave Precht

The fishing spot Alton Jones has called his own this week is a textbook hole for bass. Current washes through a dip in a dike that crosses a gigantic weedy flat that extends a mile off the...

Dinks on dingers

Dinks on dingers

By Dave Precht

To get his 3-pound average, Alton Jones is having to wade through scads of little vBass. "Dinks," he calls,them.He has been alternating through two Yum soft plastic baits, a Dinger soft stickworm...

Mister Meticulous

Mister Meticulous

By Dave Precht

Alton Jones leaves no detail unaddressed. He wants absolutely no interference that might upset the fish. He asked us to lower our Power-Poles and turn off all electronics. (I hope he doesn't mean...

Alton's magic spot

Alton's magic spot

By Dave Precht

After trailering for an hour, including two coffee stops, Steve Bowman, driver Kyle Schauf and I have pulled up next to Alton Jones at his magic spot. Just as we got positioned, Jones put bass No....

Hope for Evers?

Hope for Evers?

By Dave Precht

Another 2-plus pound bass has been given a ride in Evers' livewell, giving him about 9 1/2 pounds for four fish. Evers will want that ride to be a brief one. To make Championship Sunday, he will...

Over the hump

Over the hump

By Dave Precht

Edwin Evers has passed the halfway mark on his way to a limit. His third bass of a surprisingly slow morning weighed 2 pounds, giving him about 7 pounds so far. Other pros are catching them better,...

Moving on up

Moving on up

By Dave Precht

At long last, Edwin Evers has filled his limit and can now go about upgrading his catch. The reigning Classic champ's latest bass weighs about 2 pounds or so, giving him about 11 1/2 for the day...

Almost no. 2

Almost no. 2

By Dave Precht

A minute ago Edwin Evers stuck another solid keeper. When he tried to flip it in the boat, however, the fish came unbuttoned, bounced off the boat and landed back in the water. It looked to be a 2...

Three's a crowd

Three's a crowd

By Dave Precht

Evers has worked his way through a network of channels to a remote little lake he hopes will give up the mother lode. It's not remote enough. We can see three boats of anglers in the lake already....

Kiss of death

Kiss of death

By Dave Precht

Earlier I reported that Edwin Evers predicted he would load the boat off the point right in front of us. He didn't. All fishermen, including Evers, believe in jinxes. After making two fruitless...

Ready for action

Ready for action

By Dave Precht

Evers is still out of photo range but he's approaching quickly. Even though the breeze is making it brisk on the water, Evers just pulled off his rain jacket. Was he making sure his tournament...

Waiting for Evers

Waiting for Evers

By Dave Precht

Steve Bowman and I and our guide, Kyle Schauf of Onalaska, are Power-Pole down in a small, but fishy looking backwater off the Mississippi River, waiting for a rendezvous with Edwin Evers. The 2016...

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