In his never-ending pursuit of trophy smallmouth, Chris Johnson often works the abyss.
The pros in the Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Bassmaster Central Open season finale on Lake Texoma out of Denison, Texas, will be fishing for points as well as for pounds.
By winning this final divisional of the year and leading his team, Desimone and seven other anglers who finished atop their state or provincial teams advance to the BASS Federation Nation Championship, the world championship for amateur bass fishing.
BASS Federation: 2008 Eastern Divisional - Day 1
BASS Federation: 2008 Eastern Divisional - Day 2
Brotherly love has crossed the boundaries of two Western states via the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.
Barely missing a trip to the Classic in 1980 convinced Cook to pursue going pro
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.