Todd Faircloth won the Mississippi River Rumble on Sunday for his
third career Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Faircloth finished with a four-day catch of 62 lbs and 4 ounces.
Faircloth, from Jasper, Texas, earned $100,000 for the win, as well as a spot in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
This week, the Bassmaster Elite Series is in Green Bay, June 28 – July 1. It’s the seventh of its eight professional bas fishing tournaments scheduled in 2012.
The contest pits 99 of the top bass anglers in the world against one another, including fishing legend Kevin VanDam and 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
A local angler competing for the $100,000 prize include Bassmaster Elite pro Travis Manson from De Pere, Wis.