Bassmaster Elite Update: So Close!
LaCrosse, WI (June 27, 2018) The Q Crew Water Team was 11 oz away from a victory on the Mississippi River when the weigh in concluded on Sunday. Jacob Powroznik was tied for 5th place and only 1lb 11 oz behind Day 3 leader Randall Tharp. The stage was set for the QCREW to take home the first Water Team Victory since Quicksilver Marine Parts & Accessories started to sponsor anglers on the Bass Elite series. The excitement continued throughout the day as Jacob had catapulted to the lead on BASSTrakk with a sizeable lead posted heading into weigh in on Sunday. On the short drive over to the weigh in the sentiment was Jacob Powroznik had secured the first QCREW victory and all that was left was to host the trophy. Unfortunately, we found out why the * UNOFFICIAL RESULTS appears on the BASSTrakk page when Jacob was passed by Ish Monroe on the weigh in stage. Jacob had missed out on the first win but still was happy with his performance and congratulated Ish in true sportsmanship fashion. Congratulations Ish Monroe!
“Finally, everything came together for a great finish! With the rising waters throughout practice and tournament fishing changed everyday. My practice wasn’t great but I was able to key in on a few different bites that I thought could be productive during the event. Being able to adjust each day was important for my top 15 finish. I was able to not only get some very valuable AOY points but hopefully gain some momentum going into the last stretch of the season..”
“Mississippi River was a difficult tournament for me as I was sitting in 18th place with a solid bag of fish and then everything changed for me. The rising water had me guessing what to do and where to go to catch fish. It was a treacherous tournament and I started to question myself after only bringing in 3 keepers to the stage on Friday. But, as we all know you need to have a short-term memory in bass fishing and regroup and get back after it with a spinning rod. Looking to change up the momentum as I head to Oahe to go after those smallmouth bass.”
~Mark Daniels Jr.
“Mississippi River was a fun tournament with a lot of changing conditions. Water rose almost 4 feet during the tournament. I love fishing current so that’s what I tried to do for smallmouth. I had a decent practice, but the water flooded a little more than expected. I had to then change to largemouth and caught what I caught. I ended up losing 2 key fish on a frog the 2nd day that cost me the cut. Looking forward to Lake Oahe and smallmouth fishing.”
“All I can say is, wow! The Mississippi River was a great week. It was the most fun I had fishing a bass tournament so far in my career. It was all about making the correct adjustments on the river as the water level continued to rise. Started off in deeper water and then with the water rising I was able to get deep back into the islands where the bass were congregating. I have to thank all my sponsors for allowing me to put my Ranger/Mercury into places that it probably should not have gone. Started out with a Livingston Freddy B Frog and that was how I found them in the cheese/scum and that frog pushes a lot of water. I am happy with second place and cannot wait to get out to Oahe.