Just because an angler lives on Lake Guntersville doesn't mean he's a shoe-in.
If Randy Howell was more like other modern-day professional sports stars, he might tell you that returning to Guntersville, Ala., this week is really no big deal.
Before the pros compete on Guntersville this week, Dr. Brett Hartis answers angler questions about aquatic plant management and how it affects one of the nation’s most popular fishing destinations.
Brandon Lester, who finished in fourth place on the Sabine River, expects swimbaits to do the trick on Lake Guntersville.
Chris Lane spent his time in the minors then toiled for several years in the big leagues, but now he’s found the juice and has become a feared power hitter on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Lane is batting an impressive .300 in the past 10 regular season Elite events, with last month’s Sabine win completing a triple crown of victories. This week Lane has a home game on Lake Guntersville, where he moved his family five years ago. It was there that his life situation settled, where he developed other aspects of his game and regained his fishing mojo.
My guess is that it’ll take an average of at least 20 pounds a day just to make a respectable showing and 25 pounds a day if you expect to do anything on Sunday.
John Crews arrives at this week’s event with more on his mind than just a tournament win. He also has his sights set on a win for autism, and he’s been preparing equally hard for it.
Chris Lane says that this tournament sets up perfectly for Aaron Martens.
After opening the season on the Sabine River where daily limits of 14-inch keepers were impossible for some anglers to come by, the Bassmaster Elite Series pros are now headed for the land of giants, Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders discuss next week's Diet Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite on Lake Guntersville.