Steve Bowman had a critical lapse in judgement today that severely impacted our ability to cover this tournament. He brought a banana in the boat.
Looking back through the many photos from BASSfest today, this one may be my favorite. It's a selfie snapped on stage right after the University of Tennessee Chattanooga won the College Eastern Regional. I believe it was snapped by Lance Geren, lower left, who along with teammate Robbie Moore won this derby. The photo incudes the second place team from UT Knoxville, Tyler Wadzinski and Matt Beeler; the third place team from Western Carolina, Austin Neary and Zach Hicks; B.A.S.S. College Tournament Director Hank Weldon, and emcee Dave Mercer. Pure enthusiasm!
Davy Hite interviews Kevin VanDam at BASSfest in this segment of "First Look."
BASSfest went well. Because everyone got the same number of Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points, we all were really fishing to win.
Riding as a Marshal taught Skip Walden tactics, techniques and areas he had never considered before.
It’s rare when Kevin VanDam can’t sleep on the night before a Bassmaster event. The Bassmaster Classic? Sure. Anyone loses a few winks when the world title is on the line.
Skip Walden has served as a Bassmaster Marshal several times. What follows are photos from his trips out with the best bass pros in the business.
The 8.1 percent of players who chose Hank Cherry got a bigger boost for their overall points because in Bucket C, Cherry beat his closest opponent, Nate Wellman, by 67.
See how the top 12 finished at BASSfest!
Davy Hite talks to the leaders on the final day of Bassmaster BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake.