Much of the field was found looking into empty beds on the first day of the 2011 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown in Tavares, Florida. "That's how it is with late spawn fishing, they don't stay too long." said Greg Vinson.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. This gallery is images of all the rookies.
Nate Wellman is all set for his rookie Elite Series season with a boat wrap by Trailer Equipment Inc., his family's Grand Rapids, Mich., tractor-trailer dealership and leasing business. Other sponsors include Costa Del Mar, iRod Fishing Rods, Megabite Lures, Bass Assault Lures, Power-Pole and the Bass Pro Shops incentive program.
The field of competitors for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series has been set. The 101 most talented anglers in bass fishing will be competing for the coveted 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
Deb Johnson Blogs about Elite Series rookies, Wellman, and the Central Opens
Nate Wellman's long hours of practice on the Bay was his key to success in the Northern Open.
Low tide on the Chesapeake Bay proved bountiful for Michigan's Nate Wellman.
Get a behind the scenes look at the 2010 Open Northern Division weigh-in.
This album has photos of the 2010 Northern Open #2 day three weigh-in. The 2010 Bassmaster Northern Open #2 was held on the Detroit River in Detroit Michigan.
2010 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Opens day three out on the water and weigh-in.