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|Monroe in slim lead after third day of Elite Series tournament on Okeechobee
2883 Views - Posted: March 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm
Nothing short of a heroic effort Saturday could have knocked Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., off his lead of 13 pounds, 11 ounces in the Bassmaster Elite Series Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee.
Meet Chris Lane, almost-hero. He brought 31 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales Saturday (March 24) and put it up against Monroe’s 18 pounds, 2 ounces. The result was Monroe, 77-6, Lane 76-12.
Suddenly, after trailing Monroe from afar after two days, Lane was only 10 ounces behind.
|Monroe maintains lead after two days of Okeechobee Elite Series
2977 Views - Posted: March 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm
Smashing a six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series record and threatening others, Ish Monroe increased his lead Friday to 13 pounds, 11 ounces, in the Power-Pole Slam over his nearest challenger, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
Monroe weighed in 24-15 Friday to add to his gigantic first-day sack of 34-5 for a two-day total of 59-4 on Lake Okeechobee. Lane, who won Bassmaster events on Okeechobee in 2006 and 2010, had 45-9 for second place, moving up from fourth.
|Monroe takes commanding lead in first day of Okeechobee Elite Series stop
3564 Views - Posted: March 23, 2012 at 10:11 am
Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., had one of those magical days all pros dream about: hauling aboard lunker after lunker after lunker. The five best added up to 34 pounds, 5 ounces, giving Monroe the first-day lead in the Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee by 8 pounds, 12 ounces, over Davy Hite.
So good was his day, Monroe was able to cull a 6-plus-pounder, trading it in for what turned out to be his largest, a 7-11.
|Jones clinches Elite Series win on Florida's St. Johns River
3290 Views - Posted: March 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm
Alton Jones’ Sunday victory on the St. Johns River was all the sweeter for the redemption sprinkled on top.
He finally got the St. Johns Bassmaster Elite Series win that slipped through his fingers last season. That memory, and the fact that he ran out of time Sunday to entice a lunker he could see on a bed, gave the Texas pro a few tense moments as he was waiting for the final-day trek to the scales. He was feeling shaky despite the 9-pound lead he had going into the day.
|Jones extends Elite Series lead in third day of St. Johns River tournament
2999 Views - Posted: March 18, 2012 at 7:17 am
Texas pro Alton Jones extended his lead in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series opener on Florida’s St. Johns River to just more than 9 pounds yesterday (March 17).
His 62-pound, 14-ounce total might seem insurmountable, but anything can happen in a tournament during huge sacks of bass are being caught.
|Former Bassmaster Classic champ Jones takes second-day lead of St. Johns River Elite Series stop
2695 Views - Posted: March 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Alton Jones jumped from 17th to the top position after the second day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Florida’s St. Johns River on the strength of a two-day total of 44 pounds, 14 ounces.
His nearly 28 1/2-pound second-day sack gave him a margin of more than 7 pounds over his nearest competition, Virginia’s Rick Morris and Tennessee’s David Walker.
|Tucker leads first day of St. Johns River Elite Series stop
2950 Views - Posted: March 16, 2012 at 7:00 am
Bassmaster Elite Series pros Greg Hackney and Cliff Crochet are starting the 2012 season strong, with each of the Louisiana pros moving into the second day of the circuit’s first stop in the top five.
Hackney weighed in the largest bass during the first day of the St. Johns River stop when he brought a 10-pound, 9-ounce lunker to the scales to push his five-fish total to 23-14 — a mere 2 ounces behind leader J. Todd Tucker.
Crochet also was within striking distance, less than 4 pounds back with 21-5. He sits in fifth going into the second day of the tournament.
|Elite Series rookies kick off 2012 season
3259 Views - Posted: March 15, 2012 at 11:27 am
Fletcher Shryock competed last month in the Bassmaster Classic, so his first official week on the job as a Bassmaster Elite Series pro wasn’t the awakening it might have been.
“At the Classic, I was able to get most of the jitters out,” said the 26-year-old from Newcomerstown, Ohio. “From now on, it’s just going fishing.”
|Louisiana Sportsmen's Show has something for everyone
4810 Views - Posted: March 02, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Louisiana's largest outdoor show takes over the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, March 9-11, to showcase the latest and greatest products the outdoor community has to offer.
The 33rd Louisiana Sportsmen's Show & Festival will feature more than 200 vendors, many with special show-only deals and entertainment for the whole family.
Two buildings will be filled with hunting, fishing, camping and farm equipment from exhibitors across the Gulf Coast, with outdoor guides and trip planners available to answer your questions and help you book your dream excursion.
|Fetch a fly tournament
1496 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 3:10 pm
Belle, my faithful collie, often accompanies me to the nearby park for some fishing on the pond. But first she requires we make a stop at the adjacent dog park.
1422 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Your guns have been cleaned, your hunting gear packed away. You have caught up on some much needed rest, watched the Super Bowl, endured Mardi Gras and finished your long honey-do list that accumulated over the fall hunting and fishing seasons.
Now what? Speck fishing is in the tank, and you’re not really a fan of sheepshead, drum and bull reds. Got cabin fever? How about catching green trout fever?
|Worth The Wait
1596 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
People will travel long distances to get in line for just about anything when comes to fun, recreation and the many pleasures in life. Orlando, Fla., and hour-long waits for amusement rides at Disney World is one example. A favorite chain restaurant, where the wait to be served could be for an extended period of time, is another.
But an angler who finds it worth traveling to get in line and launch his boat for a shot at a lunker bass just may want to consider opening day and the months to follow at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge.
1890 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
On the morning of March 10, anglers with great expectations will launch on either side at Doiron’s Landing in Stephensville hoping to land a heavy enough bag of bass to make the top 20 cut to fish the second day of the Louisiana Sportsman Open Bass Championship presented by Skeeter and Yamaha.
|Chris Lane clinches 2012 Classic championship
4673 Views - Posted: February 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Chris Lane went through a rough patch a couple of years ago, struggling to string together much of anything resembling success and watching older brother Bobby qualify for Bassmaster Classics while he watched from the sidelines.
Younger Brother Lane handled business during only his second Classic appearance, and Sunday won the biggest prize in tournament bass fishing - the 2012 Bassmaster Classic title.
And Bobby was there to cheer him on, bellowing his brother’s name after being knocked out of contention. He knew Chris still had a good chance.
|Arkansas takes College Classic crown from LSU
4967 Views - Posted: February 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm
LSU fishing team members were feeling pretty confident about their chances of defending their Bassmaster College Series title, having located some nice bedding fish on Cross Lake.
And the three two-man Tiger teams did bring a few over-the-slot lunkers to the scales. However, Arkansas team members managed to stick an extra weigh fish, and that was the difference.
|Chris Lane jumps to top of Classic leaderboard
4167 Views - Posted: February 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm
Florida’s Chris Lane abandoned the area he fished on the first day of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, locked down one pool and proceeded to put together a 19-pound, 4-ounce stringer that boosted him into the top spot going into the final day of championship competition.
“Today was plan B, and tomorrow is plan C,” Lane said. “I’m going to try to take plan A and Plan B, and come up with plan C.”
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