The Alabama pro is trailed by a quartet of tidal water experts!
It took Greg Gutierrez 50 hours to get from California to Virginia’s James River. That’s over 3,000 miles of time in the seat of his truck, yet it seems as if his journey has just begun.
Virginian Wayne Vaughan holds the Day One lead on the James River, with two Elite pros - Randy Howell and Fletcher Shryock - on his heels.
James River plays hosts to several former and current locals looking to ride the tide to victory.
What does an Elite Series rookie do during the break between tournaments? In the case of Kevin Hawk, he fishes, and then he fishes some more.
When Edwin Evers won on the Alabama River, it no doubt gave him a boost – to his confidence, to his bank account and to his chances of winning the Toyota Angler of the Year race.
If you saw any of the amazing photo galleries from the recently-concluded Elite Series tournament on the Alabama River, then you know that risk-taking is where it’s at these days.