When you're at the tail end of your career, you understand that winning is hard, that it’s not going to happen every time out. In fact, you realize — or at least I did — that even being in a position to win should be cherished.
There’s a time in tournaments when you need the big bite. The best way to get it is to use a big bite bait like a heavy jig and sizeable trailer. It’s as close to an absolute rule as there is in fishing.
Kevin VanDam entered the Diamond Drive tied for second in the TTBAOY, but emerged the leader despite a poor last two days.
Going into competition at the Arkansas River, nine anglers had a chance to limit every day they competed in 2011. Now each of those streaks is over — the victim of high, muddy water, scorching temperatures and a 15-inch size limit.
The top five finishers in the Diamond Drive reveal the specifics of their winning rigs and techniques.
Gerald Swindle is never at a loss for words, and here's the proof
Scenes from the Day Four weigh-in of the Diamond Drive in downtown Little Rock.
Go on the water with John Murray as he fishes the final day of the 2011 Diamond Drive.
On the water photos from the final day of the 2011 Diamond Drive.
Edwin Evers will vie for the AOY title this week with Kevin VanDam.