The truth is, the same things that lead an Elite angler to an AOY title will work for you in your bass club or in any other tournament circuit out there.
Like your world records on the shady side? Then you might enjoy a few more of the most notable "records" we've seen, including an April Fool's breaking story.
Missing the first two cuts of an eight event season might not seem like a big deal, but it's digging a hole.
If Pirch can keep it up and if Combs' quality continues to slip, Pirch could make a run at this one.
Falcon Lake was amazing in 2008. How does it stack up five years later?
When looking at the Sabine's performance last week, one thing is clear. If it wasn't the toughest event in Elite history, it certainly ranks no worse (better?) than second.
In On the Road, Jack Kerouac called the Sabine an "evil old river" and "the mansion of the snake," noting "we could almost hear the slither of a million copperheads."
Day One of the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Sabine River out of Orange, Texas, was tough, but was it the toughest day in Elite history?
One way to look at the AOY race is to think of it as a winnowing process. Each of the eight tournaments basically eliminates part of the field from contention.