With his start-to-finish win at this past weekend’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic — bringing his total of TTBC trophies to three — Keith Combs may have established himself as the greatest tour level pro in Texas…ever.
With an Elite Series event later this week, Kevin and Kerry Short are dealing with the news that their house was seriously damaged by the tornadoes that ravaged Mayflower, Arkansas, on Sunday.
This may be sacrilegious for a writer to declare but this year I’m working diligently to remove certain words from my vocabulary. Specifically, I’m trying to limit the use of “lost,” “loser” and “losing” from my articles.
Just like your grandmama used to look forward to the big Sears Roebuck catalog and your dad used to anxiously await the annual mega-book from Johnny Morris, one of the highlights of my year is the day I obtain the Bassmaster Media Guide.
The past 12 months was the most productive period of Edwin Evers’ career. The past 12 months was the most painful period of Edwin Evers’ career.
Do you think you can walk on water? If you want to test the principle and come out on top, I suggest that you visit the Guntersville area in late February. They’ve got this little fish derby going on, and I suspect that the boats are going to be packed so tight that you’ll be able to walk from the launch ramp to any competitor’s fishing spot without even getting a toe wet.
I first heard a rumor of Cliff Pace’s injury on Friday evening, and while I took note because the story would be capital-H Huge in our world if it proved to be true, ultimately I decided that it might be the workings of the fertile minds of the bassosphere.
As far as many of you are concerned, Chad Morgenthaler’s 2013 season started in December at Lake Okeechobee when he won the Wild Card event and qualified for his first Classic in eight years. As far as I’m concerned, it started in January, also at Okeechobee.
Most of us will only get to pursue excellence and notoriety in one field.... There may be second acts in American lives, but only the most select few really gain equal fame, satisfaction and excellence in more than one arena.
I know that the “this is what I’m thankful for” column at this time of year is a little bit clichéd and perhaps more often than not a bit contrived, but I’m going to go on with it anyway.