Topics: Elite

My hometown: Ott & Jennie DeFoe

Jun 10, 2014

B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone catches up with Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe and his wife, Jennie, in their hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Thieves steal from Palaniuk prior to BASSfest

Jun 9, 2014

If you park at a boat ramp in broad daylight with several other vehicles around and lock your truck down tight, you should be safe from burglars, right? That’s what Brandon Palaniuk thought, too.

My hometown: Ott and Jennie DeFoe

Jun 9, 2014

Hey...db here...getting ready for the BassFest Shindig on Lake Chickamauga but took some time out to spend the day at the Tennessee home of Ott & Jennie Defoe.

Rojas’ record could fall on Day 1 at BASSfest

Jun 9, 2014

Expect overcast skies, rain, favorable wind and moon phase — and huge bass that could rival Dean Rojas' single-day record of 45-2.

BASSfest is different

Jun 9, 2014

At BASSfest, where the only thing at stake is the prize money and a Classic spot, there's really no second place for me.

Catch of the week!

Jun 9, 2014

"River" 8lbs 6oz. 3 weeks old This life is tough! Gaahhh i miss that boy!!!

Howes practicing on Guntersville

Jun 9, 2014

The same body of water he fishing in this year's Classic was the staging area for Rich Howes in preparing for BASSfest. He said he's learning to ledge fish there. 

Elite 2014: BASSfest comes to Chickamauga

Jun 9, 2014

The Bassmaster Elite Series will celebrate bass fishing in a big way when BASSfest comes to Dayton, Tenn., June 11-15.

New-format fishing featured in BASSfest competition next week

Jun 8, 2014

June 11-15 in Dayton, Tenn., BASSfest will be the latest innovation in pro fishing. Part competition, part festival, the five-day event will feature 140 of the best anglers in the game.

Chickamauga: A look back

Jun 8, 2014

BASSfest begins on Lake Chickamauga in a few days, and it’s been many years since B.A.S.S. has visited the fishery. But between 1985 and 1991, we hosted five tournaments there, including the 1986 Bassmaster Classic. Some of the biggest veterans of the sport won these events; here’s how they did it.