It's commonly stated that anyone can win among 12 finalists on Day Four of an Elite Series event. That's often more about hopes than facts.
But at Falcon Lake it's reality. Yes, anybody can win on this rare Day Four Monday at the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam.
The Elites' previous visit to Falcon in 2008 proved that. Paul Elias was in 5th place and Terry Scroggins occupied the 12th spot going into the final day. Even though Elias won with a four-day BASS record total of 132 pounds, 8 ounces, he needed some good fortune to prevent Scroggins from matching or passing him.
Elias nursed a deeply-hooked fish for hours and was surprised it was still alive when he put it in his weigh-in bag. A dead-fish penalty would have left him in a tie with Scroggins at 132-4. Plus, Scroggins had a 10-pounder come unhooked at the boat, which would have put him on top.
As Clark Reehm stated earlier this week, "Falcon Lake magic is real. You can get right real quick here."
It's not hype: Anything can happen today.