Hosts Greg Huff, Rich Lindgren and Jason Holmer release their Fantasy Fishing Roster picks for the June 21-24 Mississippi River Rumble, launching out of LaCrosse, Wis.
All three of our pundits picked 2009 River Rumble Champion Kevin Short (pictured above) in Bucket D. They picked the same angler in Bucket A also, but disagree in Buckets B, C and E.
Although he's not having a great 2012 season, having not made a single 50-cut, 2009 River Rumble winner Short will definitely be fishing on Saturday this week, and likely on Sunday too. Short is a so-called "river rat" whose numbers back up that billing. In three summer river tournaments in our date range, he averages 13th place (first on this river in 2009, and third and 36th on his home water, the Arkansas River, where he has long honed his river fishing skills). Short has said the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers fish similarly. At 2 percent ownership, he's a great Fantasy Fishing value.
Photo courtesy Bassmaster Media, copyright 2009.