Elite pros always surprise you

In this first-ever Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Lake Travis, expectations were low after three days of practice. In a random survey at the anglers’ meeting Wednesdayafternoon, expectations were for a...

Benton: ‘It would mean the world’

Drew Benton is a half-hour away from his first Bassmaster Elite Series win. The Panama City, Fla., angler won the first tour level tournament he competed in – an FLW...

Remember Elam’s late lunker

Drew Benton started with a 2-pound, 10-ounce lead over second-place Jacob Wheeler. With 15-13 so far, Benton has increased his lead to 3-6. However, no lead is safe at Lake...

Results prove favorable conditions

As we approach the noon hour, there have already been three bags over 15 pounds registered on the scoreboard. And that’s with only 12 anglers competing. Yesterday there were five...

Chapman making a comeback

Brent Chapman added a 3-pound, 1-ounce bass at 11:33 a.m. to give him 15-6 on the day and keep him in contention. More importantly, Chapman will leave this event ranked...

Combs: “Anything is possible”

Keith Combs added his third 4-pounder of the day at 11:14 a.m., giving him 18-10 and putting him within four pounds of the lead. No one was more confident than...

Pace with a shot across the bow

If you didn’t think this was going to be a Top 12 shootout, Cliff Pace just changed your mind. The heavily overcast, rainy conditions have kept boat traffic down and...

Smallest limit of the week?

Of course, there’s emphasis on the heaviest 5-bass limit in any bass tournament. Lake Travis has produced four 20-pound bags the first three days, with Ray Hanselman’s 21-15 on Day...

Wheeler’s been a fish-catching machine

Jacob Wheeler has apparently changed tactics a bit today, looking for quality instead of quantity. But if this tournament were decided strictly by number of fish caught, Wheeler would be...

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