You see, great surf spots are like great fishing holes. They’re sacred and precious. The locals who watch over them feel the water is theirs.
Virginia angler John Crews put in a lot of work raising autism awareness during the Diet Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville, and now the fundraising portion of his efforts has begun.
One of the most common misconceptions about professional bass fishing is that the anglers who live close to whatever venue we’re fishing are going to have some great advantage in the tournament.
I feel like I was one clue short of having a great tournament.
There are times when knowing a lot about a lake can work to your advantage, but there are others when it can work against you.
Davy Hite interviews Elites as they leave the water on the final day of the Diet Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.
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.