After winning the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship, Brandon Gray visited the B.A.S.S. office in Birmingham, Ala.
In 2007, Team Championship winner Brandon Gray lost his longtime fishing partner ... and his confidence.
On stage and behind the scenes at the final weigh-in!
In celebration of the Yuletide season, Brandon Gray received a couple of early Christmas presents for being a good angler at DeGray Lake.
Check out images from the final day on Lake DeGray!
Scooter Griffith has added another keeper spotted bass to his total. But he's running out of time.
Scooter Griffith, who started the day in second place, only 2 pounds, 3 ounces behind Brandon Gray, has struggled most of the day. But he has finally caught one of the fish he needs - a 2-pounds-plus largemouth. He "only" needs to catch four more of those in the last hour today, and he'll be right on Gray's heels again. Obviously, that's a big task for anyone today. A slight breeze out of the northwest has kicked up in the last hour, putting a slight chill in the air again. The skies remain completely overcast.
Todd Massey started the day in fifth place, eight pounds behind his North Carolina teammate/fishing partner Brandon Gray. Massey doesn't have a keeper bass today. But he is having fun, thanks to hybrid stripers like the one shown here. Massey mentioned before takeoff today how much he has enjoyed this week, and nothing that happens today is going to take the smile off his face, especially if his buddy closes out this Bassmaster Classic berth.
Brandon Gray is going through another flurry of fish catches, but he's not helping himself a whole lot. Thanks to a keeper spotted bass, he does have a limit that weighs about 9 pounds. He's now caught 17 bass today. If the sun is going to shine today, it needs to hurry up. There's still a thin fog over DeGray Lake, and it is slick calm.
Brandon Gray has caught 13 bass today, but he just caught his fourth keeper. So it's not like he has run away with this thing. But he feels a lot better with that fourth one in the boat than he did with just three.