St. Johns statline

Big numbers seemed to dominate the Power Pole Bassmaster Elite at the St. Johns River. It was an event for the record books as Rick Clunn took home his 16th B.A.S.S. victory and did so in impressive fashion. Here are some stats that are hard to comprehend from the St. Johns River.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Big numbers seemed to dominate the Power Pole Bassmaster Elite at the St. Johns River. It was an event for the record books as Rick Clunn took home his 16th B.A.S.S. victory and did so in impressive fashion. Here are some stats that are hard to comprehend from the St. Johns River.
The 72-year old Bassmaster pro added yet another win to his impressive bass fishing resume, his 16th to pair with 4 Bassmaster Classic victories over his 448 Bassmaster events.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The 72-year old Bassmaster pro added yet another win to his impressive bass fishing resume, his 16th to pair with 4 Bassmaster Classic victories over his 448 Bassmaster events.
If you wanted to claim that you had one of the best limits of bass for the week it needed to be over 25-12 just to break into the Top 10. The biggest bag for the event was claimed by Rick Clunn on the final day and it tallied up as 34-14. The weekend competition days were the strongest of the event as three of the biggest bags came on Day 4, six came from Day 3 action and only two from Day 2. The Day 1 leading weight of 25-2 by Robbie Latuso wasn't even among the 11 best bags of the week.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - If you wanted to claim that you had one of the best limits of bass for the week it needed to be over 25-12 just to break into the Top 10. The biggest bag for the event was claimed by Rick Clunn on the final day and it tallied up as 34-14. The weekend competition days were the strongest of the event as three of the biggest bags came on Day 4, six came from Day 3 action and only two from Day 2. The Day 1 leading weight of 25-2 by Robbie Latuso wasn't even among the 11 best bags of the week.
To further prove the fishing was better as we drew closer to Sunday was the average fish weight. Day 1 showcased a 3-pound average which is very solid for a fishery. Then it upped to 3-2 on Friday. Saturday made a big jump up to 3-13 and then on Championship Sunday the average fish size ballooned to 4-7. The big bass each day was either just over or just under the double-digit mark.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - To further prove the fishing was better as we drew closer to Sunday was the average fish weight. Day 1 showcased a 3-pound average which is very solid for a fishery. Then it upped to 3-2 on Friday. Saturday made a big jump up to 3-13 and then on Championship Sunday the average fish size ballooned to 4-7. The big bass each day was either just over or just under the double-digit mark.
John Crews' Day 1 fish that weighed 11-2 took home the Phoenix Boats Big Bass award for the event.
Photo: Andy Crawford - John Crews' Day 1 fish that weighed 11-2 took home the Phoenix Boats Big Bass award for the event.
Patrick Walters' 9-6 on Day 3 helped him reach 32-15 for five fish to jump into 2nd place going into the final day.
Photo: Bassmaster Marshal - Patrick Walters' 9-6 on Day 3 helped him reach 32-15 for five fish to jump into 2nd place going into the final day.
Clifford Pirch's 10-4 broke the double-digit mark on Day 2 of competition.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Clifford Pirch's 10-4 broke the double-digit mark on Day 2 of competition.
Then Clifford Pirch brought 34-9 to the scales on Day 3 to set that mark as the biggest bag of the event, only to be broken by Clunn's 34-14 final day mark.
Photo: Andy Crawford - Then Clifford Pirch brought 34-9 to the scales on Day 3 to set that mark as the biggest bag of the event, only to be broken by Clunn's 34-14 final day mark.
The Bassmaster Elite Series hasn't broken the Century Club since 2013 at Falcon Lake when Keith Combs, Rick Clunn and John Crews broke that barrier. At the St. Johns River, four anglers broke 90 pounds and Clunn was only 1-2 off of the 100-pound mark.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The Bassmaster Elite Series hasn't broken the Century Club since 2013 at Falcon Lake when Keith Combs, Rick Clunn and John Crews broke that barrier. At the St. Johns River, four anglers broke 90 pounds and Clunn was only 1-2 off of the 100-pound mark.
For the tournament, the average fish went 3-4 over the four days of competition. There were 44 limits over 20 pounds and 13 that broke the 25-pound mark. To show off even more, the Elite anglers brought 5 bags of 30 pounds or more to the scales. Rick Clunn, Clifford Pirch, Patrick Walters, John Crews and Scott Canterbury were the five to do so.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - For the tournament, the average fish went 3-4 over the four days of competition. There were 44 limits over 20 pounds and 13 that broke the 25-pound mark. To show off even more, the Elite anglers brought 5 bags of 30 pounds or more to the scales. Rick Clunn, Clifford Pirch, Patrick Walters, John Crews and Scott Canterbury were the five to do so.
Another number from the St. Johns was 1407. CaptainCurt hit 1407 Fantasy Fishing points to take the top spot for the week at the St. Johns River. He had a fantastic team with Rick Clunn who finished 1st, Seth Feider who placed 22nd, Chris Johnston who was 2nd, Cliff Prince in 17th and Patrick Walters in 4th.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Another number from the St. Johns was 1407. CaptainCurt hit 1407 Fantasy Fishing points to take the top spot for the week at the St. Johns River. He had a fantastic team with Rick Clunn who finished 1st, Seth Feider who placed 22nd, Chris Johnston who was 2nd, Cliff Prince in 17th and Patrick Walters in 4th.