BoatUS Angler has been there during a time of need for many Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens anglers - this time they were there for the tourney director.
Brothers Jesse and Jordan Wiggins of Cullman, Alabama, made the final cut when they fished the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open of 2014 at Smith Lake.
The dictionary defines humility as " a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness". I currently define it as an 88th and 103rd finishes in my first two Elite events. I could make all the typical excuses of having never been there before, I had no local information, and the list goes on. I don't believe in excuses. I simply just didn't get the job done. I knew coming into this the odds were not in my favor.
When I practice for a tournament, one of the first things I consider is whether the lake or river is going to be all about an area or a pattern.
Big Show knows how important it is to get the details right whether he's trailering his bass rig or his 28-foot ocean boat.
Chris Lane and Mark Davis did great work for their Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing owners. Edwin Evers and Shaw Grigsby were overrated by their fans.
For Florida native Chris Lane, the win in Palatka, Fla., was like coming home for the victory parade.
There have been too many bass in the 8-, 9- and 10-pound range caught here over the previous three days for any lead to be safe.
Even with the cushion of a 12-pound lead, Chris Lane plans to work just as hard on the final day, admitting "anything can happen" on a big-fish factory like the St. John's River.
The anglers cross the stage with their hauls from Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.