B.A.S.S. Nation Blog

Things you just don't see in the Elite Series

4:43 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014


JJ Patton, representing the Iowa B.A.S.S. Nation, explains his weigh-in song by singing it for the audience.

Tony Choe catches eight little fish on Day 1

4:36 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

"If Rocky had won his first fight, it wouldn't have been such a good story," Bassmaster Emcee Dave Mercer told Choe.


"Yeah, there's going to be a Tony II and Tony III!" Choe said.

Prough brings fans along for the ride

4:21 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Chad Prough brings fans along for the ride.

Gray waits for his turn on stage

4:18 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Pennsylvania angler Daniel Gray waits to pulled be through to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship stage.


"I made a long run today, and I'm planning on going to my backup spot tomorrow," Gray said.

Cajun's waiting

4:17 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Top photo: Tony Chachere (who happens to be a familiar face on the Opens circuit), prepares for the hungry anglers sure to accost him after the weigh-in.


Bottom photo: Chachere delivers!

Family support for Louisiana angler

3:56 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

David Cavell of the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation is welcomed to the stage by his family and support team.


When asked who her favorite angler was, Cavell's daughter Chloe said, "My Dad!"

The first boats are in

3:38 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Waiting for the anglers

3:06 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Brett Reid is waiting for the Nation anglers to show up and weigh their fish. 

Proud of them

12:30 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Tim Johnston has the first limit that we've heard of so far. He says they're not much but he's proud of them. 

Phillips with 2, maybe 3

12:20 pm EST, Nov 6, 2014

Russell Phillips has two in the boat and maybe a third. The maybe is right on the line and he said he'll have to check it again before he heads in.