Brock Mosley came out swinging Saturday morning with some great bass as the fish turned on for many of the fishermen for the first time during the Elite Tournament.
Mosley, who is from Mississippi, was the leader coming in to Saturday and quickly built a five pound lead. But by the weigh-in Keith Poche (Alabama) gave himself a chance Sunday with a 10-9 bag to put him 3.1 pounds behind Mosely. Clark Wendlandt, who is from Leander, Tx. is third.
Actually everyone in the top 10 has a chance because we’ve seen that the Sabine can decide to turn your hot spot cold very quickly. It happened to Larry Nixon who was in the top 10 the first two days but only put three in the livewell Saturday.
Jacob Powroznik got the heartbreak award as he was in the top 10 the first two days and missed fishing Sunday by two ounces.
Mosley is looking for his first Elite win after finishing second five times, including in 2021 on the Sabine. Wendlandt, Wong, Wetherall, Welcher, and Shryock are also looking for that elusive big blue trophy.
A good number of 3, 4, and 5 pounders came across the scales Saturday. But it was Clifford Perch (below) who won the daily big bass check with a 5-8.
Before the weigh-in the High School All-Americans were announced as all of them got to spend the day on the water with an Elite.
Jacob Longlois of LCM was featured in the group and got to fish with Bill Lowen. He called it “a great experience.”
Weigh-in will once again be at 3pm and you’re asked to attend if you can. Orange holds the current attendance record and we’re hoping to beat it! The festival will also continue.
-Gary Stelly, KOGT-