By noon, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Todd Faircloth from Jasper, Texas, had a five-fish limit on a river system that has left many other Elites struggling to bring three or four fish to the scales.
Carhartt Big Bass leader starts the day - and tournament - off right for Elite pro Dean Rojas.
The 2013 Elite Series campaign is nearly underway, and all 100 anglers remain tied ... for now. There’s no first place, no last place, and perhaps most significantly, no second place.
Rigid Industries will be the title sponsor of the second event of the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series. The Rigid Industries Falcon Slam will take place March 21-24 on Falcon Lake out of Zapata, Texas.
Although they live on almost exactly the same latitudinal line but nearly 2,000 miles apart, professional bass anglers John Murray of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Murphy of Lexington, S.C., have both inked new sponsorship deals with Lew's.
Six 2013 Bassmaster Classic berths were awarded to anglers that finished at the top of the Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship.
With the newest six, the Fed Nation has now qualified 181 anglers for the Bassmaster Classic since the program started in 1973. They've represented 44 different states and three foreign countries.
With the season officially over, it's time to start working the second part of our job.
Animals at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center benefit from carp and stripers caught at Lake Pleasant.
40 years of fishing means John Murray has to contend with not just the bass, but his own body. He's up to the challenge, though.