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What about the rookies?

Apr 16, 2013

There may be no bigger leap in all of professional sports than the jump from the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens to the Elite Series.

Making Cuts Countdown Gallery

Sep 15, 2011

Survive and advance. Those are the watchwords of the Elite Series pros who must make "cuts" to move up and cash checks. Here's a countdown of the 50 best at getting into the money.

Sphar: Preparing for Big Water

Jan 21, 2011

If you're looking to catch massive numbers of trophy smallmouth, you owe it to yourself to take a trip to the Great Lakes region. Over the last two years, the Bassmaster Elite Series has shown the world that this part of the work is an incredibly prolific smallmouth paradise.

2010 Northern Open #1 - Day Three - Launch

Jul 24, 2010

The B.A.S.S. anglers are all geared up to fish the final day of competition for the 2010 Northern Open #1. This album features images from the morning launch on day three.

2010 Northern Open #1 - Day One - Weigh-In

Jul 22, 2010

Take a look at the 2010 Northern Open #1 day two weigh-ins. This album contains photos from both the Jr. Bassmaster weigh-ins and the adult weigh-ins.

2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice: Day Three, Weigh-in

Aug 15, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake near Syracuse, New York.

2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice: Day Three, On the Water

Aug 15, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake near Syracuse, New York.

2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice: Day Three, Launch

Aug 15, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake near Syracuse, New York.

2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice: Day Two, Weigh-In

Aug 14, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake near Syracuse, New York.

2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice: Day One, Weigh-In

Aug 13, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake near Syracuse, New York.

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