Bassmaster Elite Update: Goodbye Grand Lake – Hello Kentucky Lake
Paris, TN (May 3, 2018) The Bassmaster Elite QCREW water team will start competition on Kentucky Lake on Friday May 4, 2018 a day later than the normal tournament schedule. The start of the 3rd stop of the Bassmaster Elite series was pushed back one day to allow for ample time for all the anglers to make the 8 hour drive to the new location. The excitement is high as well as anglers expectations for big bags as the spawn was delayed because of Mother Nature’s cruel sense of humor. Tune in all weekend to bassmaster.com to get up to date weights with BASSTrak or login to the live coverage of the weigh-in.
Here is a wrap up from last weekends Bassmaster Elite stop at Grand Lake:
“Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees is a very special place for me. It’s where I got my career started in 2013. Very similar to that time it did not disappoint as fishing was stellar for most of the field. I was very fortunate to finish 31st Place and capitalize on a few big fish opportunities. In the end I got some great points and am looking forward to fishing the next Elite event on Kentucky Lake this week.”
~Mark Daniels Jr.
“Grand Lake was a fun tournament for sure, it had some ups and downs also. I had a decent practice, but didn’t really find any areas to myself and I knew I would have some fishing company in the areas I had. I started out great on Day 1 catching one fish close to 5 lbs and then it seemed every place I went there were boats coming in and out of my best places. Sometimes that happens and you get in a bad rotation between these guys. I ended up salvaging the day (14 lbs – 13 oz) and was within making the top 50 cut. Day 2 was very similar. I made a 20 mile run and there were two boats on my best stretch of water, but i pieced together a respectable day and salvaged the tournament and earned some valuable points heading into Kentucky Lake with a 64th place finish. You know, every tournament is a learning experience and I try to learn on and off the water, win or lose. Some tournaments you just don’g have the right couple bites to put you in contention and I guess that’s why they call it fishing instead of catching. I love playing this game whether I catch them or not! Still a great tournament and really look forward to Kentucky Lake!”
“Fishing is a game of momentum and finally I think after Grand Lake I have a little on my side. I fished the way I like and was able to get things back on the right track! It’s always helpful for a fisherman to build confidence. Finished up at Grand Lake in 21st place and gained some very needed AOY points. Next stop is Kentucky Lake and I am looking forward to another week on the water.”
“Grand Lake was a good tournament for me as I was able to make the Top 50 cut and fish on Saturday. I was not able to make a big move as I just did not find the right bite. I was please to pick up some valuable AOY points after missing the cut at the first tournament of the year. I am looking forward to besting my 44th place finish as I head to Kentucky Lake.”