Unlike pre-tournament expectations, this hasn't turned into a sight-fishing tournament.
Brett Hite holds lead in his very first Elite appearance.
If bed fishing’s the game, Shaw Grigsby’s the name.
The Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be “grinning from ear to ear” when they kick off the season at Lake Seminole March 13-16 believes Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby.
Shaw Grigsby stood sacking groceries in a Gainesville, Fla., Publix store and spotted a flyer on the wall that would change his life. The pamphlet touted a bass tournament three hours up the road at Lake Seminole.
With spawning on the minds of these Georgia bass, the anglers are adapting. As a result, some favorites have emerged from the pack of Elite Series pros.
Strong experience may play the biggest factor on Seminole. Pick the most well-rounded pros for your Fantasy Fishing team.
Sight fishing — targeting spawning bass visible on or near nesting beds — is expected to be the prominent pattern at the Bassmaster Elite on the St. Johns River out of Palatka, Fla.
Although some conditions seem ripe for a sight-fishing slugfest on Seminole this week, don’t go all-in on anglers adept at lookin’ at ’em. You’d be wise to balance out your Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing roster.