Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
A stellar field of rookies competed on the Bassmaster Elite Series this season, including a past Forrest Wood Cup champion and a B.A.S.S. and FLW tournament champion.
When you look at the final results from Day 1, you can understand why AOY leader Greg Hackney was relieved when his five-bass limit weighed 18 pounds Thursday.
A group of Elites hit the golf course for an enjoyable day of fun.
One-third to the way through the Angler of the Year Championship but remarkably little has changed.
Although he's flush with adrenaline, Greg Hackney didn't need to worry about overheating during Monday's first practice day for the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year tournament on Lake Michigan.
If you look at AOY by the numbers, 20 anglers have won it — 10 of them more than once.
Factor in momentum, intangibles and angler history for your Fantasy Fishing team.
The 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series season makes its final stop next week in Escanaba, Mich., on the sh
Kevin VanDam talks about missing the Bassmaster Classic after 24 appearances.