Ask any Elite Series angler if there's such a thing as momentum or a "streak" in professional bass fishing, and he'll tell you, "Yes."
Unless the event is a slugfest, you can pretty much count on one of the top two ranked anglers after the third round to take home the trophy when it's over.
It is hard to mount a comeback in a Bassmaster Elite Series event. Basically, they're rare, and unless the tournament is a slugfest, you can just about forget it.
At least in the world of tournament bass fishing, the lead is — almost always — everything.
Forget the seeds. They're meaningless except for establishing the pairings for the seven mini-tournaments to come — each one eliminating an angler and ultimately deciding our champion.
The final installment of our world record wannabes is right here. Enjoy!
In the 79 years since George Perry caught his 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth, there have been several claims to usurp the top spot. It wasn't until July 2, 2009 — with Manabu Kurita's 22-5 — that anyone could fairly claim a better fish. Here are a few of the most memorable claims that fell very, very short.
Bassmaster Rookies of the Year know about the "sophomore slump," that downward slide that the fishing gods seem to demand.
G-Man did it this year, so did David Walker, so now who's the best Elite never to win a B.A.S.S. event?
With another season in the books, it's a good time to take a look at the numbers behind the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season.