Ish Monroe had some fun on Oneida Lake and holds the lead after the first day of the Northern Open.
Skeet Reese and his wife Kim, hosted a group of 20 youngsters from the “Hidden Treasures” youth group, on a sportfishing charter in San Francisco Bay.
Biffle runs away with Central Open as co-angler Smiley goes from fifth to first.
When I scanned the lakes on the 2012 Elite Series schedule announced this week, it didn’t make me go, “wow.” I have to give the new B.A.S.S. owners credit; the lakes aren’t fabulous but the timing is superb.
It’s the seventh year for the Elite Series competitive bass fishing circuit, and with it comes seven premium venues for the world’s top professional anglers ... plus one “Mystery Lake.”
When is the biggest flipping weight on the market not quite big enough?
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.
At least in the world of tournament bass fishing, the lead is — almost always — everything.
If this were a normal Elite Series tournament, both Skeet Reese and Casey Ashley would be in trouble. As it's head-to-head matches, Ashley survives to fish another day.
Casey Ashley tops the eight qualifiers as Skeet knocks KVD out of Toyota Trucks All-Star Week by 8 ounces