St. Lawrence sets new marks

Several Elite Series anglers proclaimed Texas’ Sam Rayburn Reservoir the best bass fishery in the U.S. after the BASSfest tournament in May. If that’s true, then what is the St. Lawrence River?

Based on total weight to make the Day 2 cut and advance to Day 3, the St. Lawrence River has set a new mark for the 2017 season, not only surpassing Sam Rayburn, but topping it by quite a bit. When you consider Rayburn is a largemouth bass factory and most of the bass caught here are smallmouth bass, it makes these figures even more remarkable.

Here are the numbers for 51st place on the first two days from the seven Elite Series tournaments this season:

Day 1Day 2

Cherokee Lake


Lake Okeechobee


Toledo Bend Reservoir


Ross Barnett Reservoir


Sam Rayburn Reservoir


Lake Dardanelle 


St. Lawrence River