After two events, the points are tight, but doing well at Guntersville got me out of a hole.
Photographer Garrick Dixon shares his top shots from the Diet Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.
After helping Skeet Reese to a victory in the Diet Mountain Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville, Byron Velvick wasn’t the least bit bitter about coming in second. He said he knows the favor will be repaid a thousand times over. Reese agreed with that notion, adding one disclaimer. “I’m not giving him my check,” said a grinning Reese after winning the $100,000 first-place prize. “But that kind of thing always comes back to a guy down the road.”
Finishing 96th on the second or third best bass lake in the country will give you a real good perspective.
You wouldn't think Lake Guntersville's many bridges had any dream-fulfilling power left in them.
Things usually hit you harder when you’re on the inside looking out.
After suffering two weeks with pain in his right leg, Mike Iaconelli had successful surgery Monday night to remove blood pooling in his calf.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Michael Iaconelli kept his feet planted firmly on the ground, even as he led the first three days of the Diet Mountain Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville. He told everyone who would listen that the fishing had gotten tougher for him each day, and he knew there was a chance it could all fall apart before he reached the finish line. But despite that realistic attitude, he said missing his chance for a wire-to-wire win still stung.
Skeet Reese wasn't the most popular pick in his bucket, but he did deliver the most points for his fans in Fantasy Fishing.
Skeet Reese, using a bait suggested by roommate Byron Velvick, rallied past the leader on Day 4 to win the Diet Mountain Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.