See photos from the launch of the third and final Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lewis Smith Lake in Alabama.
The late summer to early fall transition period can be the toughest time of the year for bass fishermen because bass are very scattered. I know it is my toughest time!
It has finally sunk in that my first Bassmaster Elite Series season is over and in the books, and I am already thinking about next year’s schedule.
Elite Series anglers are vying for one of four spots remaining in Toyota Trucks All-Star week. See the top contenders so far, and decide who deserves your vote.
Fishing on the Bassmaster Elite Series is a tremendous learning experience. The most important thing that I have learned this year is that I have to fish my strengths to be successful.
At the start of the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series, I, like all the other 99 anglers, set a goal of making the Bassmaster Classic. I figured that if I could do that the Rookie of the Year title would be a good possibility, too.
I want to say congratulations to everyone. Boyd Duckett, the winner on Oneida, the 2013 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers and the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the year, Brandon Card, all did one heck of a job this year. But, in truth, this week is all about Brent Chapman, the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
Several pros even bet the moon in Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.
"Dare to fail" philosophy works well for 26-year-old Brandon Card, the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year.