Note: This is a re-run of a 2013 Sabine River preview podcast. We are running this in lieu of of a current podcast because FFI Host Greg Huff's son is in the hospital and Greg was unable to record and edit a show this week.
Brent Chapman, Greg Hackney & Kevin Short preview the March 14-17, 2013, Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River Challenge, which kicked off the 2013 Elite Series regular season. Also, FFI hosts Greg Huff and Jason Holmer broke down the Sabine River system in the "Lay of the Lake" segment.
- "Lay of the Lake" – starts at 3:10
- Pro Pointers: Greg Hackney – starts at 16:10
- Pro Pointers: Kevin Short – starts at 40:21
- Pro Pointers: Brent Chapman – starts at 1:09:45
Sorry there's no podcast this week, Fantasy Fishing Insider fans. My 2-year-old son is in the hospital. He's going to be OK, but he needs Daddy at his side. -- FFI Host Greg Huff
I'm attaching a re-run of our 2013 Sabine River podcast. Caveat: Former FLW hammers Randall Tharp, Brett Hite, Jacob Powroznik and Brent Ehrler were not on the Elite Series when Bassmaster fished the Sabine in 2013. Any one of them is a threat to win any tournament, any week. Tharp and Powroznik are especially strong when a shallow bite is likely to win -- as it is this week on the serpentine Sabine system.
Here's who I'm leaning towards this week (my picks -- as of now -- are italicized. I might make an 11th-hour roster change in the middle of the night):
Bucket A: Safe Picks = Todd Faircloth & Dean Rojas; Value Pick = Randall Tharp
Bucket B: Safe Picks = Bill Lowen & Bobby Lane; Value Pick = Terry Scroggins
Bucket C: Safe Picks = KVD & Ish Monroe; Value Pick = Stephen Kennedy
Bucket D: Safe Picks = Cliff Pace & Tommy Biffle; Value Pick = Greg Vinson
Bucket E: Safe Pick = Brent Ehrler; Value Picks = Jordan Lee & Seth Feider
Note on Feider: From Minnesota, he's a friend of mine. I've fished with him a couple of times, both on rivers, which he promptly picked apart and got on fish. I also know he put in the time in pre-practice on the Sabine -- something that the guys fishing the Classic did not have as much time to do. Note #2: Feider finished 6th in the 2014 Northern Opens points race -- one spot ahead of Ehrler and just behind Michah Friazier and Brandon Coulter.
The FFI hosts debate their Fantasy Fishing roster picks for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell. Andy Young, a Minnesota angler in Bucket E, joins the fun with a from-the-water interview.
FFI co-hosts Greg Huff and Rich Lindgren appear courtesy Lowrance & Insight Genesis custom contour maps. Co-host Rich Lindgren appears courtesy BassTek Jigs. Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing winners in the Bass Utopia league will win a FREE Insight Genesis Premium subscription and an assortment of BassTek jigs hand-picked by Rich.
Lowrance Pro Cliff Pace previews the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell. Pace finished runner-up in the 2008 Classic on Hartwell.
FFI host Greg Huff and Cliff Pace appear courtesy Lowrance and Insight Genesis custom contour maps. Learn more about Insight Genesis here.
Pundit Picks: Bays de Noc, Bassmaster AOY championship
NIGHT-OWL SPECIAL! Still on the fence about who to pick for the Bassmaster event on Cayuga Lake?
Listen to this Fantasy Fishing Insider EXTRA with Z-Train from ZONA's Awesome Fishing Show! and fellow #fantasyfishing nerd Sean Devos, who is in 17th place out of more than 50,000 fantasy players. ... Rosters lock early tomorrow morning, right before the tournament launches.
The FFI pundits release their roster picks for this week's Bassmaster Elites event on Lake Cayuga in New York. Bassmaster Opens angler Jay Dudek joins as our Guest Insider. The gang is back in fine form, and the production this week is, as infamous New Yorker Larry David would say, "pretty, pretty, pretty ... pretty good."
Fantasy rosters lock shortly before the tournament launches early tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 21) morning.
The Fantasy Fishing Insider crew makes its roster picks for the Bassmaster Elite Series Delaware River tournament.
FFI hosts Greg Huff nd Rich Lindgren release their Fantasy Fishing roster picks for BASSfest on Tennessee's Lake Chickamauga.
FFI hosts Greg Huff, Jason Holmer and Rich Lindgren release their roster picks for Lake Dardanelle.
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