At Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes, the first stop on the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series trail, anglers discuss how they think this will be a hodge-podge fishing event. It looks as though the conditions will favor the more versatile anglers.
Brain Snowden, talks about his disappointing finish at the 2008 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown tournament, and how he thinks 2011 is going to be his year.
Heading into his first Bassmaster Elite Series tournament isn't so intimidating to Brandon Palaniuk. After all, he just placed fourth in the Bassmaster Classic.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Charlie HartleyI'm on the Harris Chain practicing for the first Elite Series event later this week. I have to say that what I'm seeing doesn't exactly cheer me up.
An Elite Series pro could be very busy running from lake to lake to lake if he believes there is a benefit in doing so. Making multiple moves would call for very sharp time management since the lakes are separated by up to 30 minutes of travel time.
When you read this, I'll be on the road again headed toward Florida for the start of the Elite season. I can't wait.
Time-lapse of Bassmaster Southern Open weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2011).
I've been down here in Florida for a couple of days prefishing on the Harris Chain with my buddy Tom Frederick. We're really having a wonderful time catching up and catching a few fish.
Bassmaster.com takes a closer look at the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule