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Showtime in Slidell Atlas Results

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32367606_2035375429866462_1180824614343802880_o (2)Yamaha Outboards pro, Dwayne Eschete took the lead on day 2 and never looked back. Coming to the scales on the 3rd and final day needing to overcome 9 other Elite pros he had no room for error. Execution for all of these pros would be at a premium and when the eventual 2nd place finisher had 2 fish die, collecting 1.5 pounds in penalties, Dwayne was able to breath a little easier but there were still some great sticks that would weigh in prior to Dwayne coming to the stage. 

The first to hit the stage on day 3 was 10th place finisher after 2 days and the final angler to make the cut fishing out of the #11 Walk On’s Sports Bar boat, Louisiana pro, Nicky Savoie had a good weight, that would eventually land him in 6th place and a nice check for 8,000.00 but it would not be enough to contend for the win, this week.

Port Neches pro, Freddy Frederick in the #88 Evinrude Outboards boat zero’d on day 3 but was a great sport dragging a weigh bag full of water across the stage and setting up for the big non reveal in way that left the crowd, wet with laughter. Another angler hitting the wall this week was Laguna Rods pro, Josh Gregory. After 2 fabulous days of fishing, Josh returned the official check point late on day 3 and his catch would not be weighed.

Jeff Steckler of Rockport Texas in the #9 Haynie Boat’s rig weighed in a good limit but would finish just outside the money. Kevin Akin in the #14 Chris’s Marine boat took home the last check, a nice one too, $7,000.00 for finishing in 7th place!

The top 5 for this epic event found Bay St. Louis, MS pro, Bo Favre in the #24 Sport Trail Trailers boat landing in 5th netting $10,000.00 in his  while the #7 KSI Specialties pro Jimmie Dooms took home 4th place and a hefty check worth $15,000.00 making his return to the Headturners stage and his first time as an Elite All Star Solo Pro. 3rd place and a check for $20,000.00 went to Paul Dufrene in the #15 frogg toggs Majek.

Paul is  from Cut Off, LA and no doubt familiarity of this area’s waterways played a part in his success. The 2nd place #34 Majek boat piloted by “superman” Clark Jordan caught a cool $25,000.00 for his it’s finish while the top spot was captured by the #22 Yamaha Outboards pro, Dwayne Eschete. Dwayne notched his 2nd win on the Elite Redfish Series, taking home a $60,000.00 Skeeter, Yamaha tournament rig. More recap to come soon!

 

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josh (2)Day 1:

Josh Gregory takes the lead on day 1 with 39.76 pounds. Coming off his big win in the Port Arthur Atlas All Star Open qualifier, Joshua has been on a roll and looks to back up day 1 with another solid day of 5 fish to make the cut to fish on day 3. On his heels is Yamaha / Majek pro, Dwayne Eschete with 39.72 pounds, this 5 fish per day race will come down to mere ounces by day 3’s final day’s conclusion.

Day 2: 

Another great sunshine filled day on the Louisiana Northshore awaits the pros on Friday as Clark Jordan heads out in 3rd with 37.81 pounds, Jeff Steckler in 4th after day 1 with 37.49 and Kevin Akin in 5th weighing in 37.36 for his day 1 limit of 5 Louisiana redfish. See the full Day 1 results above by selecting the results link…

 

 

 

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