Edwin Evers brought the lone limit to the scales from Day 1 of B.A.S.S. All Star Week and took an early lead in the competition. B.A.S.S. Photo by Seigo Saito.
With the first round of B.A.S.S. All Star Week halfway in the books, Edwin Evers and Ott DeFoe (who places 2nd and1st in last year's all stars) have stepped ahead of the pack. Evers and DeFoe weighed 13-1 and 11-3, respectively, yesterday, with the other 10 competitors each bringing 7-7 or less to the scales. All 12 All Stars will fish again today at Illinois' Lake Shelbyville, and then only the top four will move on to Lake Decatur, where they will fish head to head in a two-day seeded elimination tournament. Tomorrow's semi-final round will include two one-on-one match-ups, and the two winners of those matches will compete for the All Star title on Sunday.
Neither Evers nor DeFoe opted to say much about yesterday's patterns. Today's competition is on the same waters, which fished tough yesterday. Evers brought in the lone limit, and only DeFoe and Aaron Martins, who is currently in 3rd place, brought in four fish. Six of the 12 anglers brought in one or less fish from the first day of competition.