John Crews first cast. Taken by Bassmaster Marshal Matt Franzini
Chris Lane reels in his first fish of the day, a 2-pound keeper.
Mike McClelland may call Northwest Arkansas home but he’s been to the ocean-like, smallmouth rich waters of America’s Great Lakes many times before.
Cold run at 70 mph with Terry Scroggins on the opening minutes of the AOY tournament in Escanaba, MI. Three casts in at the first spot, and a nice smallmouth pulls off. Two casts later and another one nips it but doesn't get hooked up. Such is smallmouth fishing on the bay.
Cliff Prince getting started on Day 1 of 2014 AOY Championship
Ron Young, my camera boat driver, is a lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula, having lived here for 69-plus years.
Visiting with my camera boat driver, Ron Young, I'm getting an appreciation for the fishing in Bay de Noc. Young is a walleye guy, as most folks in this world are. But it wasn't always that way.