The life of a touring bass pro isn't all sunshine and flowers. Even a labor of love is labor ... at least some of the time.
Nine anglers have a chance to limit each day they fish during the 2011 Elite season, but the Arkansas River looms ahead.
I learned early on to stay back, throw power baits with finesse tackle and match the hatch if I wanted to catch them.
Clear water, blueback herring and heavy fishing pressure made for a tough combination on Lake Murray.
Images of Mike Iaconelli from Day Four of the Evan Williams Bourbon Carolina Clash on Lake Murray.
BASSTrakk catch statistics show the afternoon bite on Murray was not as bad as anglers thought
See images from the final weigh-in and the crowning of the Evan Williams Bourbon Carolina Clash champion at Lake Murray.