The Elite Series Sunshine Showdown Day Two weigh-in.
TAVARES, Fla. -- Within one charged hour of fishing Thursday, Randy Howell fought an alligator to retrieve a pricey lure, and lost out on a 6-pound-plus fish that he said probably weighed more than the gator.
Pat Golden's plan to defend his slim lead in the Sunshine Showdown, the season opener of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, is, if it worked once, repeat. He plans to return to the same area on Friday. "You got to go with what brought you here," he said.
Recovered from a serious injury, Brent "Brody" Broderick was in the water Thursday morning, raring to go. After three days of practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown, his fingers were flexing normally.
TAVARES, Fla.-- Chris Lane couldn't feel more at home back in Florida this week for the Bassmaster Elite Series 2011 opener on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
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.