Bass fishing tournament on Delaware begins

Competitors in the Bass Elite Series tournament on the Delaware River launch their boats at the Frankford Arsenal Boat Launch Thursday morning.

Elite bass fisherman from around the country set out this morning for the start of a four day-tournament on the Delaware River.

Starting from the Frankford Arsenal Boat launch, competitors in the Bassmaster Elite Tournament can try to catch bass on the river or its tributaries all the way down to the mouth of the Delaware Bay.

Weigh-ins are set for 3:15 p.m. each day through Sunday.

The local favorite is South Philly-bred Mike Iaconelli, who now lives in South Jersey.