Brain Snowden, talks about his disappointing finish at the 2008 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown tournament, and how he thinks 2011 is going to be his year.
Byron Haseotes and Jeremy Starks will sit out the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season. Both anglers are hoping their situations improve in time to compete.
Youngest rookie 22-year-old Jonathon VanDam of Kalamazoo, Michigan, began the first day along with the rest of the 2011 crop of 15 Bassmaster Elite Series rookies. Lee Sisson of Winter Haven, Florida, 63 is at the other end of the spectrum of rookies.
An Elite Series pro could be very busy running from lake to lake to lake if he believes there is a benefit in doing so. Making multiple moves would call for very sharp time management since the lakes are separated by up to 30 minutes of travel time.
Elite Series angler Terry Scroggins talks about the build up to the 2011 Elite Series Citrus Slam, on the St. Johns River, FL.
Mark Fisher and Joe Crosby put a plastic cup on the front table of their Wiley X booth, stuffed some dollar bills in it, and invited people to contribute toward building a playground at Tulane Hospital for Children in New Orleans.
Janet Parker, Lisa Sternard, Jan Heavener, Sabrina Thompson and Debra Hengst are among the former Women's Bassmaster Tour anglers who now compete in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open tour.
Kevin VanDam completed a flurry of ESPN show appearances called the "car wash." Every Bassmaster Classic winner in recent years has been through the "car wash."
Chris Zaldain is very serious about becoming a full-time pro. Having fished ponds as a kid and competed on big California fisheries since he was a teen, Zaldain, 26, now wants to qualify for the top level of competition.
Lake Lewisville new to veteran angler Tommy Martin.