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DeFoe has a new challenger in rookie race

Jun 14, 2011

After the Bassmaster Elite Series Arkansas River event, Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tenn., was still ranked as the top rookie, but Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, made a move on him.

The dream dies for another year

Jun 14, 2011

At every tournament, there are guys whose Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year dream dies. Unfortunately, I was one of those guys at the last tournament.

'Ed-WIN' Evers on the hunt in Alabama

Jun 14, 2011

Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., scored last Sunday, and he wasn’t even competing. At the Sunday conclusion of the Diamond Drive in Little Rock, Ark., Evers officially moved from fourth into second place in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points race.

Gulf dead zone to grow from floods

Jun 14, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone is predicted to be larger than average this year, due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring.

On the water with Gerald Swindle

Jun 14, 2011

With a Classic berth in hand, Gerald Swindle has been fishing loose, and his Day Four chronicled in photos here helped him climb to fifth in the AOY race, inside the cut for Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.

Oh, what a week!

Jun 14, 2011

From the floods to our winner almost being locked out, it was quite a tournament on the Arkansas River.

It's been a good year!

Jun 14, 2011

When you're at the tail end of your career, you understand that winning is hard, that it’s not going to happen every time out. In fact, you realize — or at least I did — that even being in a position to win should be cherished.

Lunker Lessons: JVD on the Arkansas River

Jun 14, 2011

There’s a time in tournaments when you need the big bite. The best way to get it is to use a big bite bait like a heavy jig and sizeable trailer. It’s as close to an absolute rule as there is in fishing.

Bummer for KVD ecstasy for others

Jun 13, 2011

Kevin VanDam entered the Diamond Drive tied for second in the TTBAOY, but emerged the leader despite a poor last two days.

Florida approves new bass management plan

Jun 13, 2011

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved a new long-term Black Bass Management Plan for the Sunshine State.