The new Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points system punishes anglers who have a bad tournament. Some of the Elites can already be counted out of the 2012 AOY race.
Nine pounds is a healthy margin, but bigger leads have been blown in the Elite Series.
The first 10 pounder and a long-standing biggest bass in B.A.S.S. history are just two of the St. Johns' claims to fame.
Big leads are very familiar to Alton Jones. What he needs is a big win.
We're just one day into the season, but we can already make some pretty definitive statements about this tournament and the 2012 Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year race.
It's a long season, but there's little room to stumble if you dream of winning AOY or qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic.
Hydrilla is a "wonder weed" that's both loved and loathed by anglers and waterfowlers. The debate on how to manage it is heating up on some of America's best bass lakes.