Age, experience won't help Elias
Veteran angler Paul Elias didn't waste much time answering when he was asked if being the oldest and one of the most experienced anglers in the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro will help him this week.
"No," said Elias, who will turn 64 in May. "With this kind of weather, it's really tough. I take blood-thinners, too. So that probably makes it even harder."
Elias said he hasn't bothered consulting his doctor about fishing in the extreme cold.
"He's just going to tell to make sure I've got enough clothing on," Elias said. "I'm more concerned about reels and rods and fish biting."