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Custom paint pays entry fees

Apr 15, 2014

Nick Fulks paints lures and makes jigs to raise money to pay his tournament entry fees.

Mayor hosting and competing in divisional

Apr 14, 2014

As the mayor, Jack Tibbs must play the role of a gracious host, but as a member of the Alabama state team, he plans to trounce his out-of-state guests during the divisional.

Path to the Elites: David Mullins

Apr 10, 2014

A chance meeting with Aaron Martens at a boat ramp on Douglas Lake in 2001 sent David Mullins on a course towards the Bassmaster Elite Series.

College anglers face rising Ouachita River

Apr 8, 2014

College anglers will have to figure out where postspawn bass will be headed on the rising Ouachita River Friday and Saturday during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional.

Meet Elite rookie Jacob Powroznik

Apr 8, 2014

The opportunity to fish with Woo Daves while the Virginia pro practiced for a Bassmaster Classic left a lasting impression on a young Jacob Powroznik.

Path to the Elites: Glenn Browne

Apr 3, 2014

The Bassmaster Elite Series newcomer recalls getting into bass fishing and wanting to become a pro when he was 9 years old.

Path to the Elites: Mike Kernan

Apr 1, 2014

Mike Kernan admits he never really had aspirations of becoming a pro angler when he was young.

High schoolers benefit from fundraiser

Mar 31, 2014

Bass anglers and businesses turned out for a high school fundraiser team tournament, March 8, at Smith Lake.

Path to the Elites: Trevor Romans

Mar 27, 2014

The Plano, Texas, angler recalls fishing his first tournament when he was about 12 years old in an independent bass club in west Texas.

Tracy Adams' path to the Elites

Mar 13, 2014

The 40-year-old Elite Series rookie is unable to recall the first tournament he ever fished, but he does remember fishing jackpot tournaments close to home with his dad.