First cast On the strength of starting off the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River in 13th, Aaron Martens has taken a lead in the Toyota Angler of the Year race.
One trend I’ve noticed is young smallmouth anglers doing well on the Great Lakes. Jonathon VanDam and Brandon Palaniuk are prime examples,
Bassmaster Elite Series 2014 Rookie of the Year Jacob Powroznik is built like a powerful nose tackle, but after fast realizing St. Lawrence smallmouth perform more like upward blazing wide receivers, he placed an urgent call to Quantum for a shipment of faster spinning reels.
I ventured to the Bassmaster James River Northern Open hoping for redemption.
Jacob Powroznik credits 75 percent of the money he's won as a pro fisherman to the versatility of a spinning rig.
I’m not usually a big proponent of local advantage in Elite Series tournaments, but in this case, I think some past experience will come in handy. It’s going to be a track meet where a track record will help.
The Elites are back on the water for Day 2 of the Diet Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.
Just because an angler lives on Lake Guntersville doesn't mean he's a shoe-in.
Absent a tornado or some other natural disaster, this one is going to be an absolute slugfest.
So how are the 2015 Elite Series rookies going to stack up?