Louisiana angler Jamie Laiche won his second straight BASS Federation Nation Central Divisional title at Lewis & Clark Reservoir and now he has his sights set on consecutive trips to the Bassmaster Classic.
"What we wanted to do was have a tournament in which kids on prospective state teams would be invited to come and fish."
While returning home from long stints on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail, Preston Clark still stops and chats with Federation Nation buddies whenever he sees them on the road.
The Louisiana angler had to make some adjustments, especially after today's takeoff was delayed for two hours as a severe thunderstorm passed over the lake.
On his run up the river in the morning he noticed a boat stuck in the shallows, so he pulled over to help. "It delayed 30 minutes off our time but it was my nephew (Tim Carmouche) so I had to stop and push him off," said Bourque.
The Florida Bassmaster Elite Series pro joined the Bassmasters of Gator Country in 1974 to learn more about bass fishing and pursue the same dream as his fellow club members.
Bakkom's tenure in the club was threatened about three years ago when he developed blood clots in his lungs and had to start taking anticoagulant medication.
Last October, the IHSA began exploring the feasibility of holding bass tournaments to reach students who weren't involved in more traditional sports programs.
A former Junior Bassmasters state champion and his dad won the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's 19th annual Spring Fling at Pomme de Terre Lake.
In this article, you can read how Peter Thliveros fishing at an early age helped him to grow as an accomplished angler.