Lake Champlain and Lake St. Clair were the last two regular season events for the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Mark Daniels Jr. mixed in a dropshot and tube bite with his primary pattern of deep cranking. His three-pronged approached gave him a 3rd place finish behind Jason Christie and Brock Mosley.
Sometimes swinging fish into the boat can be a faster way to land a bass, but the size and strength of smallmouth can deceive you. Swing them in the boat at your own risk, but if you're using light line take the extra time to grab them.
Steve Kennedy and Jacob Wheeler managed to catch fish they visibly saw swimming around while competing at Lake St. Clair for the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite.
Jason Christie toys with a smallmouth that he saw on his electronics. He gave a great smallmouth seminar on being persistent and keeping his bait in the strike zone even after missing a bite.
Steve Kennedy utilized a swimbait during the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair and on Day 3 managed to catch two smallmouth, back-to-back, to get his day going in the right direction.
Steve Kennedy notched his third win on the Bassmaster Elite Series this year on Lake Dardanelle and as a result his intro got reworked and tweaked by emcee Dave Mercer.
There were numerous Elite Series anglers that had intense battles with smallmouth at the side of the boat. Some came off, but these close calls ended on a good note as Brock Mosley, Jason Christie and Bradley Roy all managed to land their fish.
On the final day of the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite, Mark Daniels Jr. hooked what he thought was a giant smallmouth, then he thought it was a walleye and eventually he realized it was a massive Muskie.
The Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite Series event at Lake St. Clair experienced four different lead changes with Jason Christie taking the final lead to win the final regular season event of the 2017 season.
Ott DeFoe had a stellar Day 2 at St. Clair and weighed 20 pounds.