The Angler of the Year race is not truly a marathon nor is it a sprint. Rather, it’s a marathon composed of a series of stand-alone sprints.
Pick pros who can flip grass, but mix in a sprinkling of river rats, dudes with the keels of their boats scraped up from getting into out-of-the-way guts they’ll have to themselves.
The top five things from Day 1 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.
Elites head into home stretch with Martens near top
While some anglers have made major moves up or down, others have just held their places in line. They have the piece of paper, but the story of their seasons remains a big question mark. Mathematically, a lot is still possible.
Aaron Martens focused on areas with plenty of nesting blackbirds for his Lake Havasu victory.
Edwin Evers' 40-point big-bag bonus and his 5-point Day 1 leader bonus pushed him head-and-shoulders above anyone in his bucket.
Lake Havasu City resident could cap it off with a win.
Home-state angler Cliff Pirch caught five bass that weighed 14 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday and held onto the top spot on Lake Havasu, although Takahiro Omori had a big day and trails by less than a pound.