James Elam in the back of Duck Creek

We’ve caught up with James Elam in the back of Duck Creek. He has three keepers at the moment for about 4-pounds and small change.

We weren’t here but a minute and he boated a short fish. Like we accustomed to seeing on the Elite Series, Elam is getting bites. He’s just not stumbled across the bigger ones yet.

A lot of eyes are on him at the moment. Two big eyes are those of Michael Iaconelli. If Elam were to win this event, Iaconelli would keep his Classic appearance streak alive.

For that to happen, though, those 3-pound class fish need to start showing up for Elam.