The Sabine River featured tight weights and endless opportunities in the last Bassmaster Elite Series event. It's fitting that the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin is doing much of the same this week.
The Top 50 are fishing on Semi-Final Saturday, but it's anyone's game to make the Top 12 for Championship Sunday. From Hunter Shryock in 12th place to John Crews in 50th its only 2 pounds, 14 ounces difference. Anglers who squeaked into payday could jump into contention, steal a Top 12 spot and even gain valuable Toyota Angler of the Year points and Rookie of the Year race.
The difference from 12th to 50th may be just 2-14, but from 1st to 12th it is 3-14. Jumping into the Top 12 is one battle, but staying in striking distance to win is another thing.