Unless the event is a slugfest, you can pretty much count on one of the top two ranked anglers after the third round to take home the trophy when it's over.
Montana-based Simms has signed on to become a Supporting-level Sponsor of the remaining 2011 and all 2012 Federation Nation events.
The 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season is now over for me. I brought another small limit to the scales yesterday and ended the tournament in 63rd place, a little less than two pounds outside the top 50 cut.
Saturday's Day Three action at the Dixie Duel on the Lake Wheeler.
Images from the Day Two weigh-in on Wheeler Lake.
Relive the Day Two action from the Dixie Duel on Wheeler Lake.
This is a tournament where there's just no second place for me. I have to win the season finale on Wheeler Lake in order to make the Classic.
Photos from the first day of practice on Lake Wheeler.
Check out these on-the-water photos from Day Two of the 2011 Diamond Drive on the Arkansas River.
Yesterday I should’ve had 11 pounds, and today I should’ve pushed 11 pounds. In this tournament, if you’ve got 22 or 23 pounds, that puts you up there.