Go behind the scenes as the 2012 Elite Series anglers register for the Power-Pole Slam.
Weigh-in photo gallery for Day Two of the 2012 Elite Series St. Johns River Showdown.
The full field of 2012 Elite Series anglers eagerly line up for take-off on Day One of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Brisk temperatures and a beautiful sunrise greet anglers as they start Day One of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Harris Chain.
The field of competitors for the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be the strongest ever.
Certain anglers have a reputation as big bass catchers. Some of them may not always come to the scales with a limit, but more often than most they have a "kicker," and sometimes that one fish gets them a check.
With everyone catching limits almost every day, big bass are important to the Elites. Who's the best at catching them?
A Bassmaster Elite Series tournament is a little like a game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The goal is to survive (win) and move on to the next round. The more you survive, the greater the reward.
Check out photos from the Day One launch of the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open 2.
For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.