When the water's this muddy in Arkansas, we say, "You can see coon tracks on it."
During an educational and action-packed day, 130 young men and women got an up close and personal look at the world of professional bass fishing.
Evers is being towed right now, out of gas.
Aaron Martens has been trying to get rid of the one keeper-size fish in his livewell for awhile now. And like he has all day, he just put on another show in front of a crowd - both watching from the bank and in boats on the water. Martens has been flipping his way down the bank in Bayview Cove, where he started this morning and - bang - finally, a 2 1/2-pounder that led him upgrade a pound. Martens thinks he has 12 1/2 pounds now, and he's all smiles.
Trip Weldon was just in the Media Center when his phone rang. “Hello Edwin,” he said.
Veteran pro Denny Brauer announces his retirement from the Bassmaster Elite Series.
We’ve left the river portion of the lake and just got across the shallow spot. Evers, however, had a heckuva time getting over it. He was at a dead stop for a minute or so, revving his Merc to the moon and back again — not a good thing when you may be running on fumes. Mud, water and debris were being blasted 50 feet high and 80 feet back. He had to stop four times to clean out the water discharge hole (I don’t know the exact term). His alarm was blaring the whole time he was inching his way across the sandbar.
It has come to my attention that some people have taken offense to a few of the comments made by Gerald Swindle over the last week. If there's someone to blame, it's probably me. In selectively quoting Swindle, it may not come across that Swindle's favorite target of ridicule is himself. Swindle absolutely had the crowd in tears of laughter at Saturday's Nelson Park weigh-in. He is bass fishing's version of a cross between comedians Don Rickles and Eddie Murphy.
We follow The Natural on the final day of the All-Star Championship
Evers is trying to get out of the river, back into Lake Decatur.