Making the leap from the amateur ranks to the Elite Series can be intimidating, that’s why tournament director Chris Bowes does everything in his power to help ease the transition.
Triumph over tragedy — that’s veteran Larry Draughn’s story. It’s one to be shared and celebrated when NBC Sports Network airs its “Ultimate Fishing Experience” featuring Draughn.
I headed my F150 south before daylight on Monday, the first official practice day for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on the Harris Chain.
Quotables from the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
What started as another warm Florida morning on the Harris Chain would soon turn 24-year-old Charlie Machek from professional tournament fishing hopeful into the “Fish Charmer.”
Anglers line up their boats as they prepare to launch on Day Two of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Harris Chain.
Traveling thousands of miles each year on the road and making it to weigh-in at the end of a tournament day are “givens” for today’s successful pro angler.
Valerie surprised herself, casting the entire rainy day and equaling her dad's weight.
My first day of fishing at Oneida Lake was a disaster, but Valerie made it a celebration of life.
I drove to Lake Erie 10 days before the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open there. Visions of glistening bronze bass danced in my head.