If Bette Davis were around, she’d probably tell the Elites to “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”
With harsh weather and the oddities already occurring, something crazy is bond to happen at the Plano Bassmaster Elite at the Mississippi River presented by Favorite Fishing. It’s been a pretty strange practice, if that’s any indication.
First, we have the boating nightmare of Casey Ashley, who ran aground as he was coming in Monday evening. He had to wait past midnight for a ride in then had to leave his boat on the sandbar overnight. The next day, Tom Monsoor’s airboat dragged it off.
Yusuke Miyazaki also had a rough go as he posted to his Facebook a video of Paul Elias pulling his boat off an underwater dike in the main river. Ouch.
Edwin Evers also got stuck in a shallow backwater, and he too uploaded a video informing fans of his fate and how he’ll be OK.
“It’s not very deep,” he said. “The problem is you sink really far (in the mud). It’d be great duck hunting … I can just push it out of here. I’m just sunk up to my waist -- need an airboat.”
Edwin, call Monsoor.