An unhooked fish that jumps into a competitor’s boat does not count in a Bassmaster tournament. But it was a practice day anyway when a Lake Okeechobee bass tried to donate itself to Bassmaster Elite Series pro Kevin Short.
As the pros in the Bassmaster Elite Series left Lake Okeechobee last Sunday, amateur anglers in the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional were taking their place.
This Friday, the final day of the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional, a younger generation of anglers will compete on Lake Okeechobee.
With another 30-pound bag Sunday, California’s Ish Monroe tops century mark to claim his second Bassmaster Elite Series victory.
The final day of the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Power-Pole Slam sets up as Ish vs. Chris.
Smashing a six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series record, Ish Monroe increased his lead to 13-11 over his nearest challenger, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
Ish Monroe had one of those magical days all pros dream about: hauling aboard lunker after lunker after lunker. The five best ones added up to 34 pounds, 5 ounces, and the first-day lead in the Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee by 8 pounds, 12 ounces, over Davy Hite.
Lake Okeechobee, this week hosting its 20th Bassmaster event since 1980, has undergone its share of changes over those years. But the “Big O” still ranks as one of the country’s best bass fisheries, say several of the Bassmaster Elite Series pros here for the March 22-25 Power-Pole Slam.
They stayed so late Monday on Lake Okeechobee, David Walker and Dave Smith almost missed the last seating of the day at their restaurant of choice.
Jamie Horton isn’t your typical Elite Series rookie, but he’s learning like one.