A win at Lewisville spawns confidence in Brent Chapman to lead the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
First of all, I want to congratulate Brandon Palaniuk on winning the Elite Series event there on Bull Shoals. He had the guts to fish deep when the rest of us fished shallow, and that was the difference.
After winning $100,000, Palaniuk plans to spend night sleeping in his pickup truck, just as he has every night this week.
Check out images from the final weigh-in on Bull Shoals!
Check out what's going on behind the scenes on the final day weigh-in of the Bassmaster Elite Series TroKar Quest.
Tough challenge ahead for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
Check out photos from the Day Four launch of the 2012 Elite Series TroKar Quest.
If the Elite season ended after Day Three of the Bull Shoals event, your Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year would be ... wait for it ... drum roll please ... Brent Chapman, in a landslide! Chapman would have 285 points on the strength of three consecutive top six finishes. The runner-up would be Randy Howell with 263. Skeet Reese would be 6th and Kevin VanDam 7th.
Another quick fish for Chapman. A 2-pounder on the crankbait from the front side of a shaded boat dock. Per Zona: Brent says the water is really clearing.
For Brent Chapman, who professed to be stunned that he didn't have a limit by 7a.m., finally lands two keepers in three casts for five pounds total.