TAVARES, Fla. -- Within one charged hour of fishing Thursday, Randy Howell fought an alligator to retrieve a pricey lure, and lost out on a 6-pound-plus fish that he said probably weighed more than the gator.
The pros are looking for luck on Day Two of the Sunshine Showdown.
Parker's level of anxiety got higher as Day One approached, but he settled in and bagged a limit by the first afternoon. "I am taking this thing one day at a time," he said.
On first day of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season, Gary Klein reflects that it will be a tough tournament ahead for him. He feels that he has his work cut out for him and that for him to succeed, I need to live in the moment and maximize each day on the water.
In this article read about a young dreamer, 23-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Brandon Palaniuk. It's mostly about trying to save money and just about as much about youthful freedom.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the second day launch.
As you read this, we're in the second day of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series opener on the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2011 elite series on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day behind the scenes.
Much of the field was found looking into empty beds on the first day of the 2011 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown in Tavares, Florida. "That's how it is with late spawn fishing, they don't stay too long." said Greg Vinson.
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.