Topics: 2011 Elite Series - Sunshine Showdown

Howell the gator wrestler

Mar 11, 2011

TAVARES, Fla. -- Within one charged hour of fishing Thursday, Randy Howell fought an alligator to retrieve a pricey lure, and lost out on a 6-pound-plus fish that he said probably weighed more than the gator.

Bassmaster Elite Series

Mar 11, 2011

The pros are looking for luck on Day Two of the Sunshine Showdown.

Sunshine Showdown Day Two Launch

Mar 11, 2011

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the second day launch.

Sunshine Showdown Day One Behind The Scenes

Mar 10, 2011

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day behind the scenes.

Sunshine Showdown Day One Notes: Golden Leads

Mar 10, 2011

Pat Golden's plan to defend his slim lead in the Sunshine Showdown, the season opener of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, is, if it worked once, repeat. He plans to return to the same area on Friday. "You got to go with what brought you here," he said.

Sunshine Showdown Day One WI

Mar 10, 2011

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day weigh in.

2011 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown Day One OTW

Mar 10, 2011

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day on the water.

Sunshine Showdown Don Barone

Mar 10, 2011

In this photo gallery you will see the 2011 elite series Sunshine Showdown on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida by Don Barone.

Sunshine Showdown Day One Notes

Mar 10, 2011

Recovered from a serious injury, Brent "Brody" Broderick was in the water Thursday morning, raring to go. After three days of practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown, his fingers were flexing normally.

Hangin' Yesterday and Today

Mar 10, 2011

Now you should know if you are into facts, launch today was at 7:30 a.m. ... something I forgot pretty much around the third beverage last night.

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