With the conclusion of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series, the majority of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic field is set. Here are 49 of the 56 eventual Classic competitors.
My rookie season on the Elite Series is over, and I finished lucky 13th overall. That put me 3rd in the Rookie of the Year race, behind my friends Jacob Powroznik and Justin Lucas, but every time I think about what that means I have to laugh a little.
Skeet Reese finished second at the Toyota Angler of the Year Championship, and like the first and third place finishers also fished Little Bay de Noc.
With the completion of the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, 48 of the 56 Bassmaster Classic berths for Lake Hartwell are in the books.
Even though the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship was about Greg Hackney winning AOY, Jacob Powroznik won the tournament – his second Elite Series-level win of the year, pretty awesome for a rookie.
Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
The Elite anglers make their picks for the top-notch anglers for specific techniques.
A stellar field of rookies competed on the Bassmaster Elite Series this season, including a past Forrest Wood Cup champion and a B.A.S.S. and FLW tournament champion.
The Elite pros have lots to do with their idle hands Saturday at Bassmaster University and Expo!