John Murray prior to losing his lower unit 100+ miles from launch.
Elite Series anglers eagerly embark on Texas' Sabine River System for the official start of the 2013 season.
The 2013 Elite Series campaign is nearly underway, and all 100 anglers remain tied ... for now. There’s no first place, no last place, and perhaps most significantly, no second place.
Although they live on almost exactly the same latitudinal line but nearly 2,000 miles apart, professional bass anglers John Murray of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Murphy of Lexington, S.C., have both inked new sponsorship deals with Lew's.
Every Elite Series angler gets to pick a favorite song that plays during the weigh-in. Find out which songs get your favorite anglers pumped.
The 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series has plenty of challenges for everyone.
Spend "A Day on the Lake" with John Murray on a lake he's never seen in this Bassmaster Magazine photo gallery.
Despite Oneida Lake's location above the Mason-Dixon Line, don't expect an all-Northerner Top 12 in the Ramada Championship.
See pictures from the launch of Day Two on the Detroit River.
40 years of fishing means John Murray has to contend with not just the bass, but his own body. He's up to the challenge, though.