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|Faircloth remains in Elite Series lead after third day
2328 Views - Posted: June 23, 2012 at 8:07 pm
Texas pro Todd Faircloth remained in the lead of the Wisconsin Bassmaster Elite Series event after three days, but he was a mere 7 ounces ahead of Alabama’s Aaron Martens with one day of fishing remaining.
Faircloth’s three-day total was 47-11, and Martens had accumulated 47-4 during the Mississippi River event.
“I think I’m in contention to win,” Faircloth said. “I’m in the right areas; I’ve seen some big fish.”
|Faircloth takes Day 2 lead in Wisconsin Elite Series
2176 Views - Posted: June 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Texas’ Todd Faircloth jumped into the lead of the Bassmaster Elite Series event being held this weekend on the Mississippi River on the strength of a nearly 18-pound second-day bag of bass that was anchored by a 5-pounder.
“That’s the key here. I had a 5-pounder, today and that makes a big difference when you’re talking about mostly 2- and 3-pounders,” Faircloth said. “When you catch a fish like that in an event like this, it takes all the pressure and load off you.”
|Fox leads first day of Mississippi River Elite Series event in Wisconsin
2308 Views - Posted: June 22, 2012 at 9:44 am
Florida pro Kyle Fox took the early lead in the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin yesterday (June 21), weighing in 16 ½ pounds.
And the 24-year-old had never set foot on that stretch of water until he showed up for practice four days ago.
“I think I am so limited with what I know about a place I fish the first time, I have to go with what I do best,” Fox said.
|Texas comes out on top in Bassmaster College Series Shootout against Louisiana
3248 Views - Posted: June 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm
The Texans’ aim was true in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series’ Louisiana-Texas Shootout on the Red River. Ten Texas collegiate teams combined forces to bring in 61 pounds, 2 ounces and get the better of 10 Louisiana teams that brought in 49 pounds.
The exhibition match weigh-in was on stage at the concurrent Bassmaster Elite Series’ Toledo Bend Battle in Many, La. The 10 teams from each state came from several schools. Competing on the Louisiana side were college anglers from University of Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, McNeese State and LA Tech. From Texas were anglers from Dallas Baptist, Tarleton State, Lamar University, North Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Texas-Tyler and Stephen F. Austin University.
|Chapman clinches first Elite Series win on Toledo Bend
3454 Views - Posted: June 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Kansas pro Brent Chapman received an early birthday present today (June 10) when he pocketed $100,000 for winning the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament held this weekend on Toledo Bend.
“I feel awesome,” said Chapman, who turns 40 early next month. “This is one more check-off on the list of my goals.”
The win was his fourth B.A.S.S. victory, although it was his first Elite Series win.
|Chapman maintains Toledo Bend Elite Series lead after three days
3889 Views - Posted: June 09, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Toledo Bend was a bit tougher for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brent Champman today (June 9), giving up only 16 pounds, 5 ounces. But that was enough for the Kansas pro to maintain the lead going into the final day.
His third-day sack of bass gave Chapman a total of 59-14, but he said he was a bit worried with the falling weights his spots yielded today.
“I backed off that spot yesterday, and I hope that doesn’t come back to haunt me,” Chapman said.
|Chapman jumps to second-day Toledo Bend Elite Series lead
2870 Views - Posted: June 08, 2012 at 7:11 pm
Brent Chapman slapped 25 ½ pounds of bass on the scales of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Toledo Bend, pushing the Kansas pro from 11th to first place during the second day of competition.
The heavy sack pushed Chapman’s two-day total to 43-9, and he said he caught numbers of quality fish today (June 8).
|Pace takes early lead in Toledo Bend Elite Series stop
2995 Views - Posted: June 07, 2012 at 7:11 pm
Talk leading up to the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Toledo Bend centered around whether the lake could produce as well as it did last year, when Dean Rojas put together more than 70 pounds to win the event.
Mississippi’s Cliff Pace removed any doubt today (June 7) that the now-full lake would scatter the fish. Pace put together 23 pounds, 2 ounces to take the early lead in the tournament.
|Tietje’s top 5 anglers to watch
946 Views - Posted: June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Predicting who will win a bass tournament is about as much of a sure thing as predicting what five cards you’re going to get in a hand of poker.
|Tietje’s top 5 Toledo Bend baits
2066 Views - Posted: June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Since he isn’t fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series Toledo Bend tournament this year because of a medical exemption, local bass pro Dennis Tietje didn’t mind revealing the five lures that he believes will play big parts in putting together a winning pattern when the pros stop at the Bend this month.
1005 Views - Posted: June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
The 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series will stop at Toledo Bend in early June, with the world’s top pros prefishing for the event beginning June 4, while competition will kick off at daybreak on June 7 and wrap up on June 10.
|Palaniuk takes early lead in Bull Shoals Elite Series stop
2898 Views - Posted: April 20, 2012 at 6:44 am
Brandon Palaniuk was the last angler to launch his boat for the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on Bull Shoals Lake in Mountain Home, Ark., yesterday (April 19), and he was the last to weigh-in, but his Day 1 finish was first with a catch of 21 pounds, 9 ounces. That included the big bass of the day.
But he started Day 1 with some trepidation.
|Seat-of-your-pants orientation rules
2244 Views - Posted: April 01, 2012 at 7:25 am
Once upon a time, one of the most tedious things we boaters and fishermen attempted was to figure out exactly where we were on a lake map or chart. Few freshwater fishermen bothered to mount a compass on their boat and just used shoreline sightings and depth soundings to figure out where they were.
|Redfish and bass love swimbaits
1685 Views - Posted: April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
With the combination of redfish and largemouth bass becoming more prevalent around Lafitte because of the Davis Pond diversion canal, it only makes sense for anglers to throw baits that target both fish at one time.
1021 Views - Posted: April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Fishing is a spectrum, and just as tiny baits and delicate tactics hold a solid position at one end, the opposite end sees the profound relevance of big and bold. Tubes are no exception, and large, fringy monsters twice the size — or more — of standard models can prove highly productive in the right scenarios.
|Ish scores wire-to-wire victory Elite Series win on Okeechobee
3012 Views - Posted: March 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm
When Ish Monroe wins in the Bassmaster Elite Series, he goes big.
California’s Monroe won the Power-Pole Slam Sunday on Lake Okeechobee with a four-day total of 108 pounds, 5 ounces. It was his second Elite win. His first, six years ago on Lake Amistad in the inaugural event of the newly formed series, was also by more than 100 pounds — 104-8 to be exact.
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