No one realizes how important a tournament victory is to a pro angler until the winner has to talk about that victory. The moment often has long seconds of "dead air," as the winner tries to compose himself.
Years ago a certain B.A.S.S. tour-level pro came very close to winning the Angler of the Year title. It boiled down to the last day of the season and he fell just a bit short.
When Greg Hackney won Angler of the Year recently and teared up on stage, it got me thinking deep-life thoughts about the emotions we see fairly often on the Bassmaster stage.
In 2012 I felt like I was swimming with the current, and in 2014 I was swimming against it.
With Toyota Angler of the Year on the line, Greg Hackney knew he had to catch 'em at Bays de Noc.
Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney shares just how excruciating a three-day weather delay can be for the leader in a major tournament.
It was a week that was. This year’s postseason was marked by high wind, big waves, cold weather, delays and lots of fun fishing for big smallmouth bass.
Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
Follow along with Todd Faircloth as he competes on the final day of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship.