Evers Leads, DeFoe Second

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 Sep 20th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Sep 20th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The leaderboard looked real familiar following weigh-in after Day One of the Bassmaster All-Star Semi-Final Thursday afternoon.  ‘Why?’, you might ask:

Last years All-Star event ended with the same two holding the top two spots today.

Edwin Evers (Photo BassFIRST)

Edwin Evers brought the only five-fish limit to the scales that gave him 13 pounds, 1 ounce, a near 2-pound lead over fellow Nitro Pro and 2011 All-Star Champion Ott DeFoe.

“It was a real grind today,” said Evers.  “I got seven keeper bites all day, it was a lot more than I expected so I’m optimistic for tomorrow because at this point, I should be a lock for Saturday.”

“I’m doing something that I don’t think anyone else is doing,” Evers said. “If I can catch five more keepers tomorrow that weigh 7 or 8 pounds, I’ll feel really good about my chances.”

Ott DeFoe had his three best fish in a matter of 15 minutes but isn’t sure what tomorrow will bring.  If one looks at the leaderboard, DeFoe is probably lock for Saturday but a few fish on Friday will certainly asure him that spot.

The rest of the 12 All-Stars:

1. Edwin Evers 13-1
2. Ott DeFoe 11-3
3. Aaron Martens 7-7
4. Skeet Reese 5-11
5. Todd Faircloth 4-5
6. Kevin VanDam 4-0
7. Mike Iaconelli 4-0
8. Gerald Swindle 3-12
9. Matt Herren 1-13
10. Brent Chapman 1-9
11. Terry Scroggins 1-6
12. Randy Howell 0-0

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