This was going to be the plan, win or lose: Greg Hackney would take his two sons, Drew (Andrew) 14, and Luke, 11, smallmouth bass fishing after the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year Championship.
Jeff and Skyler Khachadoorian won the chance to fish with Brandon Palaniuk through Cracker Barrel's Military Family Auction. The auction benefited the National Military Family Association.
Mark Davis, who finished third at Bays de Noc, has been around long enough to know that big water can get nasty in a hurry, so he practiced with the wind in mind.
The pros try their hand at bowfishing on Owasco Lake.
This might mark a historical first: Deep South bass anglers go to New York and return home with bow-fishing and carp on their minds.
With Toyota Angler of the Year on the line, Greg Hackney knew he had to catch 'em at Bays de Noc.
The Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship was the most unusual event I’ve ever fished. And not because of any lack of organization or execution – in fact B.A.S.S. did a fine job of running this event and managing what turned into a really challenging situation for everyone involved.
We are asked frequently how the two of us make this lifestyle work as well as it does. It is a great question and there are many things we do that I feel contribute to it running smoothly.
Skeet Reese’s big bag on the final day earned a stout 40 points for his fans, and his second-place finish earned them the remaining 295 points.
Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney shares just how excruciating a three-day weather delay can be for the leader in a major tournament.