2012 Mississippi River, Wisconsin
The largest bass of day 1 was by Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., His 4-13 was the first candidate for the event’s Carhartt Big Bass award of the tournament, worth up to $1,500.
The Rumble will continue through Sunday at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse. Takeoff is set for 6:15 a.m., and weigh-ins will begin at 3:15 p.m. The Bassmaster Elite Series Family Festival will open at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
All Bassmaster fan activities are free and open to the public.
AOY standings updated after the Mississippi River Rumble
Jun 24, 2012 - 11:27 PM
AOY points heading towards the post season
Jun 22, 2012 - 9:43 AM
Where does KVD stand for the Angler of the Year points championship? Well, if Chapman slips back to his norm, KVD would need to average a 16th-place finish to catch him. His career average is 20th.
Here's a look at the AOY rankings if all the anglers post average finishes for the rest of the year:
|1. Ott DeFoe||612|
|2. Brent Chapman||603|
|3. David Walker||600|
|4. Brandon Card||599|
|5. Kevin VanDam||589|
|6. Todd Faircloth||585|
|7. Randy Howell||578|
|8. Edwin Evers||574|
|9. Matt Herren||558|
|9. Terry Scroggins||558|
Day 1 quotes
Jun 22, 2012 - 9:32 AM
“The whole deal here is just getting a big bite.” – Greg Vinson
“There’s a lot of fish, but they’re not everywhere. You just got to eliminate all that dead water.” – Cliff Crochet
“Between the bass and the northern pike, you’re gonna get bit all day long.” – Jamie Horton
“Today I think I caught half the pike that live in this river.” – Kelly Jordon
“It was pretty much a train wreck out there.” – Brandon Card
“I don’t think I went ten minutes without catching a bass today.” – Jason Williamson
“Cost me seven thousand dollars in tungsten weights today, swinging on pike.” – Gerald Swindle
“I learned a long time ago not to expect a good day.” – Britt Myers