Most everyone has a person who pushed or inspired them, but for Matthew Palmer, it wasn't a who, it was college bass fishing.
The brightest college anglers compete for the championship — and then a berth in the Bassmaster Classic.
A bit of advice I gave a few years back came full circle when I ran into Connor Bedsole at the 2012 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series South Super Regional.
Late July will showcase the future stars of bass fishing in Arkansas.
Go behind the scenes at the 2012 Carhartt College Series National Championship and Classic Bracket in Little Rock, Ark.
Ten Texas collegiate teams combined forces to bring in 61 pounds, 2 ounces and get the better of 10 Louisiana teams that brought in 49 pounds.
Edward Rude III arrived in La Crosse, Wis., by way of a 16-hour drive from his hometown of Falling Waters, W.Va.
Some big bass made their way across the stage during the final weigh-in of the Carhartt College Series Midwest Super Regional.
Check out images from the final day on the water at the 2012 Carhartt College Series Midwest Super Regional.