Kevin Short comes up big to win his first elite series at the 2009 River Rumble.
It has been said that 90 percent of what we think about a person is determined in the first 90 seconds we meet them. When I first met Kathryn Ealey at the 2008 Bassmaster Classic in Greenville, S.C., I could tell by her firm handshake and warm smile that she was a confident woman who knew what she wanted out of life. I was anxious to learn more about this new pro angler from Moody, Ala.
While every angler has at least one that has gotten away, as pros we have a bunch. Some have deeper reaching consequences than others, and some stick out more than others. This one haunts me to this day.
In this article you will see the 2009 elite series River Rumble, where you will see Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese and Alton Jones fight for top spots.
In this photo gallery you will see images from the 2009 elite series River Rumble.
Kevin VanDam's Lesson in power fishing.
Takahiro Omori, or "Tak" as he's known on the tour, found his big bass spot close to home.
Michael Iaconelli on using the boat to help catch Bass.
In this photo gallery you will see Steve Kennedy with his daughter Sophia Kennedy.
Dean Rojas and his lure get ready for the first day of competition.