As a kid, it was a huge thrill for me to meet the guys that I'd read about in Bassmaster Magazine or saw on TV for the first time — guys that I would later compete against on the tournament trail.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Two of the 2011 Elite Series Battle on the Bayou on Toledo Bend Reservoir, near Many, Louisiana.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2011 Elite Series Battle on the Bayou on Toledo Bend Reservoir, near Many, Louisiana.
Ott DeFoe leading the pack of 15 for the Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
This photo album is part two of a three part album that contains images take on the water during the 2011 Alabama Charge. This Elite Series tournament was held on Pickwick Lake, Alabama.
The morning launch of the 2011 Elite Series, Power-Pole Citrus Slam, was a flurry of activity. Follow your favorite angler as they prepare for the first day of competition.
On his first day of the Elite Series, Jonathon VanDam got to say something few other rookies do.
In this article see why Matt Greenblatt's equipment made all the difference at the Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
Jonathon VanDam learns a hard lesson at the Sunshine Showdown
Follow Elite Series rookies: Jonathon VanDam (JVD), Brandon Palaniuk and Bradley Roy, as they test their skills during the 2011 Sunshine Showdown.