Mike McClelland previews the Mississippi River Rumble


Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Mike McClelland previews the Mississippi River Rumble with "Fantasy Fishing Insider" host Greg Huff.

After going deep in the last two tournaments, Bassmaster Elite Series anglers must change gears this week and go shallow to win the June 21-24 tournament on Mississippi River Pools 7, 8 and 9. Anglers will launch from Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse, Wis.

The only time the Elite Series has visited the river was in June 2009. Launching out of Fort Madison, Iowa, Kevin Short overcame muddy, falling water to win with 43 pounds, 3 ounces, in one of the toughest Elite Series tournaments in history. That tournament followed severe flooding in 2008 that affected the bass population.The river, this season, won't fish nearly as tough. But it's not likely to be a slugfest either.

Learn more in Huff's bassmaster.com column, Load up on river rats in Fantasy Fishing. (Click the link)

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