Evers, DeFoe dominate All-Star Week

Edwin Evers

Seigo Saito
Edwin Evers leads the top four Elites going into the final rounds of competition that comprise All-Star Week with 23 pounds, 1 ounce.

Day Two of Toyota Trucks All-Star Week looked a lot like Day One when Edwin Evers and Ott DeFoe jumped out to big leads while the rest of the field struggled on Lake Shelbyville. The goal of each of the 12 All-Stars was to finish the first two rounds in the top four and advance to the Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship on Lake Decatur. Evers and DeFoe held onto the top spots easily with 23 pounds, 1 ounce and 22-15, respectively. Aaron Martens stayed in third with a two-day total of 10-13, and Gerald Swindle rounded out the top four with 10-6.

DeFoe and Evers have been here before. In 2011, at the inaugural All-Star competition, they finished first and second, respectively. In the championship rounds, the anglers will be seeded and paired in a match fishing format. Evers, the No. 1 seed will be fishing against Swindle, the No. 4 seed. DeFoe (No. 2) will be up against Martens (No. 3).

The winners of those two matches will advance to the finals on Sunday where the champion will earn a $60,000 payday. With Evers and DeFoe in different brackets, the stage is set for a rematch.

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