B.A.S.S. returned to Arkansas' Bull Shoals lake for the first time in over 20 years. With an ample supply of fish, Brandon Palaniuk found the key to separate himself from the pack, in order to achieve his first victory on the Bassmaster Elite Series.
The first stop on the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series was at Florida's St. Johns river. Alton Jones secured his 6th B.A.S.S. tournament win, and first since winning the 2008 Bassmaster Classic