Strong storms heading straight toward Bull Shoals Lake, Ark., early Thursday morning forced B.A.S.S. officials to postpone the start of the Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Quest.
Elites return to Bull Shoals but there’s one big change everyone can see: the water clarity has transformed from so-so to aquarium-grade.
For Brandon Card, 26, and Brandon Palaniuk, 25, the next stop on the Elite Series schedule, Bull Shoals Lake, reminds them of home waters.
Third-year Elite pro Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, locked out 11 other finalists Monday in the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam, including his biggest threat after three rounds, four-time Bassmaster Classic champ and Zen master of bass fishing, Rick Clunn.
High winds on Falcon Lake Sunday morning, and a forecast that the winds will continue throughout the day, forced the postponement until Monday of the final day of the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam out of Zapata, Texas.
"At the end of the day, if you have anything left to celebrate with, you didn’t fish hard enough." - Rick Clunn
Huntington, Texas, pro could dream the possibility of coming close to - or busting - the all-time four-day weight record set on Falcon five years ago.
Nine times out of 10, the strategy of “fishing your history” turns and bites the angler who tries to rely on past success. Not so for Keith Combs.
The Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Falcon Lake this week, where in 2008 Paul Elias won an Elite tournament with a record catch weighing 132 pounds, 8 ounces.