Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 04/04/2014

Story by Matt Pangrac - Photo by Dave Rush

Branson, MO - After weighing-in a 17-4 limit on Thursday to finish in a tie for 4th place on Table Rock, it appears as though Edwin Evers is back on track after an uncharacteristic start to the 2014 Elite Series season where he finished in 94th place on Lake Seminole and 51st place on the St. Johns River.   

The last time that Evers missed back-to-back cuts on the Elite Series was in 2009, when he finished in 68th place on Kentucky Lake and then finished in 59th place the following week on the Mississippi River in Iowa.   

While he was pleased with his effort on Thursday, the intense Oklahoma pro made certain not to put the cart ahead of the horse. “There’s just no telling how much this lake is going to change over the next few days,” he cautioned.  “It’s supposed to be windy on Friday and then get really calm on the weekend.  When the water is already as warm as it is, one day of really cold weather is only going to affect about two to three inches of the water column.”  

Even though he has a 2nd place finish on Table Rock in the 2005 Bush Shootout and a 2nd place finish on Table Rock in the 2006 Elite Series tournament, Evers surprisingly admitted that he’s not that comfortable on the fishery during the spring.

“I’ll be honest; I don’t have a ton of experience on these Ozark lakes during the springtime.  I feel pretty comfortable out here during the fall, but we just don’t have a lot of springtime tournaments on these bodies of water.  It’s one of things that I’m learning as I go.”  

Entering the second day of competition, Evers had vaulted up to 48th place in the Toyota Angler Of the Year standings.