Lake Norman experts steeling themselves for a slugfest when the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open comes to town.
Shaw Grigsby still has it after all these years, and it's proven at the Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
Shaw Grigsby's battle to hang on to the lead at the Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
The Elite Series Sunshine Showdown Day Two weigh-in.
Pat Golden's plan to defend his slim lead in the Sunshine Showdown, the season opener of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, is, if it worked once, repeat. He plans to return to the same area on Friday. "You got to go with what brought you here," he said.
Recovered from a serious injury, Brent "Brody" Broderick was in the water Thursday morning, raring to go. After three days of practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown, his fingers were flexing normally.
TAVARES, Fla.-- Chris Lane couldn't feel more at home back in Florida this week for the Bassmaster Elite Series 2011 opener on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Byron Haseotes and Jeremy Starks will sit out the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season. Both anglers are hoping their situations improve in time to compete.
Youngest rookie 22-year-old Jonathon VanDam of Kalamazoo, Michigan, began the first day along with the rest of the 2011 crop of 15 Bassmaster Elite Series rookies. Lee Sisson of Winter Haven, Florida, 63 is at the other end of the spectrum of rookies.
An Elite Series pro could be very busy running from lake to lake to lake if he believes there is a benefit in doing so. Making multiple moves would call for very sharp time management since the lakes are separated by up to 30 minutes of travel time.