In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day behind the scenes.
This album features photos from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo.
High wind and rough water not a problem for the winner of the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open.
This album features images from the third day of weigh-ins at the 2011 Southern Open #1. The 2011 Southern Open was held on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
There are certain times when Elite Series pro Marty Robinson likes to fish fast. While the prop on his trolling motor may be barely spinning, the South Carolina pro is burning and turning on the front deck, making long casts and reeling as fast as possible. When watching this technique in action, it appears to be pure madness. But Robinson explains that there's a reason for the speedy retrieve.
Big baits are nothing new in bass fishing; 8-inch swimbaits, 12-inch plastic worms and big crankbaits are now commonplace in both professional and recreational anglers' tackleboxes across the country. But when it comes to topwaters, the biggest lure in the tacklebox is often a 5-inch Zara Spook.
As our waterways get increasingly pressured and the bass within them get correspondingly more wary, it has become imperative to appeal to all five of their senses. But making a perfect presentation takes time, and with limited hours in the day, sometimes it's imperative to figure out whether it's worth it to sacrifice some of that perfection in order to get in more casts.
When the band Three Dog Night covered the song "One Is the Loneliest Number," it's safe to say that they weren't singing about fishing a soft plastic minnow bait called the Fluke. However, the way that Elite Series pro Marty Robinson fishes a Fluke, the 1969 hit might be applicable.
Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament has a superstar roster.
Elite Series pro Marty Robinson explains that weighted-bait hook techniques have been around for a while. He talks about how using them allows him to fish faster and cover more ground when the fish are aggressive.