2015 BASSMASTER Elite at the Sabine River

The Bassmaster Elite Series kicks off season at Sabine River

The Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by STARK Cultural Venues in Orange, Texas, March 19-22 should see large crowds of fans, similar to the competition held there in 2013. That year, 33,650 people attended the event over four days, breaking B.A.S.S. attendance records. Photo: James Overstreet

The Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by STARK Cultural Venues in Orange, Texas, March 19-22 should see large crowds of fans, similar to the competition held there in 2013. That year, 33,650 people attended the event over four days, breaking B.A.S.S. attendance records. Photo: James Overstreet

Fantasy: Go under the radar for good picks on the Sabine

Bucket C

Give the nod to: Brandon Card
Brandon Card finished 10th here to kick off his great start to 2013, and he usually seems to show up in these early season tournaments below the Mason-Dixon Line. He is coming off a rough 2014 season, and he proved last time the Elites were here that he is willing to do anything to get to biting bass. I expect him to have another good showing.

Day 1 begins on Sabine

Brandon Card takes the time to make sure he is rigged up. Photo: James Overstreet

Brandon Card takes the time to make sure he is rigged up. Photo: James Overstreet

Day 1: Behind the scenes on the Sabine

Brandon Card shows off a nice keeper. Photo: Ronnie Moore

Brandon Card shows off a nice keeper. Photo: Ronnie Moore

Day 2 – Card lands second keeper

Brandon Card landed his second keeper for Day 2. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Wes Moody

Brandon Card landed his second keeper for Day 2.
Update by Bassmaster Marshal Wes Moody

3 keepers for Card

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Wes Moody

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Wes Moody

Sabine: Day 2 weigh-in

Brandon Card (36th, 14-10) Photo: James Overstreet

Brandon Card (36th, 14-10) Photo: James Overstreet

Sopping wet behind the scenes

Brandon Card is happy to get paid this week. Photo: Ronnie Moore

Brandon Card is happy to get paid this week. Photo: Ronnie Moore