Start Me Up

The Rolling Stones are blaring over the speakers at the Clinton Street boat ramp. Other than the music, it's eerily quiet here for the final day of the Elite Series tournament on the Upper Mississippi River.


The parking lot has many empty spaces because the field has been cut to the Top 12 pros.


My wake-up call this morning was not thunder and lighting as it has been the past two mornings. The sun is shining now, but rain is in the forecast.


Dave Mercer just interviewed Tommy Biffle. Biffle said he would sack a heavy limit of bass by 8:30 and put this tournament away.


I hear the national anthem starting. Time to stand, take off my cap and pay my respects.