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.
Bass fishing may be their passion, but for the Bassmaster Elite pros and their families, adventure comes in all shapes and sizes! Catch up on a year of Elite adventures.
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.
"Big Show" Terry Scroggins gave Dean Rojas some baits and put him on the bass he needed to take the lead on Day Two.
As the fifth of eight regular-season Elite Series events, Toledo Bend will be critical for earning points in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race and for postseason and Classic qualifications.
Even with four hours left to fish, the Montana angler had enough to take the Day Two lead at the Western Divisional on Flaming Gorge Reservoir.