Topics: Elite

Kurt Dove gets a keeper

May 1, 2014

Del Rio, Texas, pro and Lake Amistad guide Kurt Dove is on the board with his first keeper.

Big Bass at Toledo Bend

May 1, 2014

The biggest bass ever caught at Toledo Bend in B.A.S.S. competition is 10-15 — a tie between Harold Allen (2009) and Ish Monroe (2011). On July 3, 2000, Eric Weems caught a 15.32-pound largemouth from Toledo Bend that is generally regarded as the lake record.

Simonton on the board

May 1, 2014

Michael Simonton is on the board at Toledo Bend.

Jamie Horton with No. 2

May 1, 2014

Alabama pro (and die-hard Crimson Tide fan) Jamie Horton boats his second keeper. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Chris Henderson.

Joe Sancho with his third

May 1, 2014

New York pro Joe Sancho shows off his third keeper. No, his goatee does not double as a Golden Rule, though it's definitely a keeper.

Bass Pro training grounds

May 1, 2014

Toledo Bend was generally regarded as the best bass lake in America in the 1970s and early '80s. Many of the sports early standouts got their starts guiding on Toledo Bend, including Larry Nixon, Tommy Martin, Harold Allen, John Torian and Jon Hall. All but Allen lived in Hemphill, Texas. The Hemphill pros were known as the "Hemphill Gang."

Pirch still hot

May 1, 2014

Arizona pro Cliff Pirch is steam-rolling the Bend's bass! Now if he could just find a kicker or two...

Tracy Adams: a Bassmaster among Bassmasters

May 1, 2014

Bassmaster Marshal Chris Miller says this about North Carolina pro Tracy Adams: "He's making this look easy!"

JVD with four

May 1, 2014

Here's Jonathon VanDam's fourth keeper. Photo by Justin Holmes.   On-the-water reporter Ronnie Moore reports: "We stumbled upon Jonathon VanDam and he told us he has four fish, but he is not happy with the size.

5,4,3,2,1 from Toledo Bend

May 1, 2014

An official countdown with local angler Darold Gleason here at Toledo Bend in Many, La.

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