One of the most common misconceptions about professional bass fishing is that the anglers who live close to whatever venue we’re fishing are going to have some great advantage in the tournament.
Skeet Reese, using a bait suggested by roommate Byron Velvick, rallied past the leader on Day 4 to win the Diet Mountain Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.
Michael Iaconelli struggled Saturday but managed a limit weighing 16 pounds, 7 ounces, to hold onto the lead heading into Sunday's final round.
Tim Johnston is carving out a competitive niche on the bass club scene in the West. The proof is a third consecutive Montana state title won at the B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional.
In a tournament dominated by offshore pre-spawn bass, there is one angler doing something completely different at one of the nation’s premier largemouth fisheries.
Fishing partners Kory Ray and Mark “Chief” Torrez needed 10 weigh-in bags to haul their fish to the scales at Wednesday’s B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional under way on Clear Lake.
Chris Zaldain predicts plenty of quality bass will be caught during the divisional, April 8-10.
After opening the season on the Sabine River where daily limits of 14-inch keepers were impossible for some anglers to come by, the Bassmaster Elite Series pros are now headed for the land of giants, Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
Western teams will compete on Folsom Reservoir, April 30 to May 2. They will vie for the Top 10 spots, which will qualify them for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship slated for this summer.
Elite Series pro Bill Lowen faced a unique problem during an Elite Series tournament on Lake Amistad in 2009.