QCrew blog: Stetson Blaylock on the “should haves” of the Elite Series season
By Stetson Blaylock

I don’t know whether to call this blog “The tournament that should have been” or “The season that should have been.”

Both are pretty accurate.

I just finished up at the Bassmaster Texas Fest on Sam Rayburn Lake in Texas, and to say it was a confounding tournament is an understatement. I finished 64th with 30 pounds, 15 ounces. The true story of my week, though – and of my entire Elite Series season so far – is the fish I didn’t land.

Day 1: three 5-pounders on three consecutive casts.

Day 2: A 4-pounder and a 7- or 8-pounder.

Add all those together and you have over 25 pounds of lost fish! That sums up this tournament pretty well, but it’s also an assessment of my entire season so far: I’ve lost more bass this season than I have in my entire career.