Blowouts, big bass and the beginning of one of the sport's greatest careers are just a few of things that make "the Bend" special to fishing fans.
We made the four-hour drive from my home to Toledo Bend on Saturday. It was a pleasant drive without any problems. I like to get to the tournaments a day early whenever I can.
The season's halfway over, but for many of the Elite pros the chances of qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic are just about dashed. Find out who's Classic dreams are on life support.
Check out the pros as they launch on Table Rock Lake for Day Two of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2.
Josh Bertrand finished second to Brent Chapman in a Fish-Off at the first Bass Pro Shops Central Open. In the face of that near miss, Bertrand has remained remarkably positive.
B.A.S.S. photographers catch up with Elite Series pros as they battle to make the cut on Day Three of the TroKar Quest on Bull Shoals Lake.
A chilly morning greeted anglers on Day Three of the TroKar Quest.
View some of the big bass that made their way across the stage during the Day Two weigh-in on Bull Shoals