It wasn’t too long ago that the Elite 8, the eight best college basketball teams in the country playing in the NCAA’s “Big Dance,” were thrilling fans and television audiences in a hopeful waltz to the Final Four and, ultimately, to the title game at the center of every bracket in the U.S.
Inevitably, every bait wears out its welcome at some point. But rather than completely shifting to another scenario, chatterbait anglers can often extend their bite — and adapt to changing conditions — by pairing their bladed package with the similar, yet more-subtle swim jig.
Pierre Part’s Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet turned in a 5-fish sack weighing a hefty 20-6 Saturday afternoon to qualify for the Top 12 and a chance to win the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster stop at Toledo Bend on Sunday.†
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stephen Browning positioned himself just out of the lead after two days of fishing yesterday, and capitalized today to win the Red River Bassmaster Central Open for the second year in a row.
Gonzales’ Gerald Spohrer moved into the lead of the Bassmaster Central Open stop at the Red River today with a two-day total of 28 pounds, 14 ounces after first-day leader Aaron Johnson managed less than 7 pounds.
Shreveport’s Aaron Johnson made the most of his home-field advantage yesterday to grab the first-day lead in the Bassmaster Central Open being held this weekend at the Red River with a five-fish limit weigh-in in at 20 pounds, 8 ounces.