Elite pro Bill Lowen works a bass close to the boat.
See how the Elites fared on the first day of the Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole presented by Hardee's.
Not surprisingly, a fast start is pretty important, and the fastest starters are the guys who go to the Bassmaster Classic most often and annually challenge for Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
It's no secret that bass fishing has the best fans around, and they took social media by storm this past weekend for the Classic using the hashtag #bassmasterclassic to spread the bass cheer! Even a few of the pros got in on the action, sharing photos via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Catch up with the pros in the Expo -- meeting fans and signing autographs!
Classic contenders bring their bass to the scales in Birmingham, Ala., for Day 1 of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic.