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.
In February, these 53 anglers will take to Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees for the biggest bass fishing event of the year.
Here are the 12 biggest events from the world of bass fishing that shaped 2012.
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.
It's all over at Oneida, with Boyd Duckett winning it all.
The anglers battled waves and looked for birds to find the fish to win the final day on Oneida Lake.