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2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble

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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.

Tour Review

AOY standings updated after the Mississippi River Rumble
1 Brent Chapman 494
2 Todd Faircloth 476
3 Randy Howell 471
4 Matthew Herren 460
5 Ott DeFoe 459
6 Terry Scroggins 444
7 Kevin VanDam 435
8 Bill Lowen 432
9 Edwin Evers 428
10 Cliff Pace 421
11 Brandon Card 421
12 Greg Hackney 416
13 David Walker 409
14 Dean Rojas 399
15 Marty Robinson 394
16 Cliff Prince 393
17 Bobby Lane 393
18 Nate Wellman 388
19 Chris Lane 381
20 Jeff Kriet 376

 

AOY points heading towards the post season

 

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:

Ranking Points
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

 

“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

2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble
Mississippi River, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Jun 21 - Jun 25, 2012

Leaderboard

1
Todd Faircloth - 62-4
1. 15-0, 2. 17-14, 3. 14-13, 4. 14-9
2
Cliff Pace - 61-0
1. 14-12, 2. 16-3, 3. 14-0, 4. 16-1
3
Terry Butcher - 60-11
1. 15-5, 2. 16-13, 3. 14-10, 4. 13-15
4
Jamie Horton - 59-11
1. 13-6, 2. 18-4, 3. 13-12, 4. 14-5
5
Aaron Martens - 58-1
1. 16-5, 2. 14-13, 3. 16-2, 4. 10-13
6
Terry Scroggins - 57-11
1. 14-15, 2. 13-12, 3. 15-2, 4. 13-14
7
Bill Lowen - 57-10
1. 13-14, 2. 14-1, 3. 14-10, 4. 15-1
8
Dean Rojas - 57-7
1. 14-12, 2. 15-3, 3. 15-8, 4. 12-0
9
Cliff Prince - 55-0
1. 13-10, 2. 16-8, 3. 14-9, 4. 10-5
10
Stephen Kennedy - 54-11
1. 13-13, 2. 15-2, 3. 12-13, 4. 12-15
11
Randy Howell - 54-3
1. 13-11, 2. 15-3, 3. 14-3, 4. 11-2
12
Rick Clunn - 48-5
1. 15-5, 2. 15-13, 3. 13-3, 4. 4-0
13
Kevin VanDam - 41-12
1. 13-7, 2. 13-8, 3. 14-13

History & Notes;

Big Bass

Day 1: Stephen Browning: 4-13

Day 1: Cliff Pace: 3-13