Elite Series pro Keith Poche of Cecil, Ala., will not be fishing the upcoming AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.
Poche fished tournament waters on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair on June 27, which put him on competition waters inside the Elite Series off-limits period and rendered him ineligible to compete. Poche let B.A.S.S. officials know about the conflict with fishing another tournament and that he would be forfeiting the Elite event.
Bassmaster Elite Rule C3. I for Practice and Competition states: “Off-limits for Elite events begins on the Monday closest to 28 days prior to the first practice day.”
For more information on the event, see Bassmaster.com.