See images from the final day of the Toyota Angler of the Year Championship on Sturgeon Bay!
Chris Lane is up to 15 lbs even after another good cull! Photo by Marshal Ron Knebel
The Lane brothers, Cliff Pirch, Randy Howell, Morizu Shimuzu, and Justin Lucas part seas to yield to the Coast Guard.
John Crews landed his number four - a nice 3.5-pounder. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Scott Hill
G stuck his limit fish on a jerkbait, but once he landed it, his face told the story. It was hooked outside of the mouth, and he threw it back. The law in Wisconsin states all fish must be hooked inside the mouth to be legally kept. The law was originally implemented to eliminate "snagging" for salmon. However, it's been applied to all species here and it's an archaic rule that should be changed.
Mike Iaconelli has two bass in his livewell for about 7 pounds 8 ounces. He's north of Sturgeon Bay in Ephraim Bay fishing a tapering point with some big boulders. Our driver, Chris Johnson, who's a native of the area, called it a very good spot. Iaconelli believes he needs 13 pounds today to make the Classic. "Three more fish, 2 pounds each?" He said. "Is that too much to ask?"
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Konner Kearney
Nice four-pounder for John Crews after losing a three-pounder at the boat. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Scott Hill
Bouys don't just mark shipping channels... they are marking fish for Jordan Lee as he boats number 4!