From George Kramer at Western Outdoor News
It’s that time of year again for George Kramer to tout the top 40 bass fishermen in the Golden State. But, it’s also never been a more difficult assignment to figure out. The playing field has been an obstacle course for the touring pros as a combination of a poor economy and travel-killing, quagga mussel inspections have kept most fishermen close to home — once deemed to be the kiss of death for maximum career recognition.
With a year to chew on things, more diligent researching of numerous tournament circuits, plus a concern that fishing guides and even non-shared weight co-anglers were not getting enough credit, the California Top 40 Bass Anglers List has a different feel in 2011.