I'm packed and headed towards Alabama to fish Lake Jordan. It's the site of the first event in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week. Twelve of us will battle head-to-head for the 2009 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title. With two days of practice and only two days of competition it'll be a different experience, that's for sure.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images of anglers during their first practice day for the 2009 Elite Series Postseason #2, Trophy Triumph, on the Alabama River near Montgomery, Alabama.
Sometimes it doesn't much matter what you do or how you do it. The stars are in alignment for the other guy. It's over. You know that in your heart even as you struggle, hoping against hope, that you can change the course of events.
Master Series on the Art of the Swimbait with Byron Velvick (Lesson 2).
The final event in the 2009 Bassmaster Southern Opens should provide a real challenge for the anglers vying for the two Bassmaster Classic slots and seven Elite Series slots for 2010.
his is the porch rocker where the wisdom of life came from. Me sitting on wooden steps, Gram rocking and talking. To this day I can't think about doing the right thing without hearing the faint creaking of wood.
Bassmaster.com asked Elite Series angler Byron Velvick to write a series of monthly articles on "The Art of the Swimbait." He was one of the early pioneers in their development and currently is on the pro staff of Fish Harder Companies as a swimbait specialist.
Day Three analysis of 2008 Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee Chain of Lake in Florida.
Day Two analysis of the 2008 Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Florida
Champion's Choice presented by Ramada Worldwide, conventional wisdom seemed to be that smallmouths would play a huge role in determining the finale co-angler competition of the Bassmaster Elite Series.