The St. Johns River Showdown marks the first time these 10 Elite rookies have been up against a field of the world’s best anglers.
Jamie Horton finished the 2012 Bassmaster Classic in 21st place, and now he's planning his trip to the first Bassmaster Elite Series event where he'll fish professionally as a rookie.
Check out images from behind the scenes of Day One of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River.
"This is the moment! This is the day, When I send all my doubts and demons On their way … " Dateline: Ding … Enough with the hoopla. Enough, ALREADY, with the jacket and tie stuff. Your chicken dinner banquets are over. All that is left is the headlight lit darkened launch ramp, tomorrow's sunrise, the national anthem and then just this: 06:59:58. 06:59:59 Go.
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.
Bassmaster Elite Series rookie and 2012 Bassmaster qualifier Jamie Horton of Centreville, Ala., has been spending the past several weeks designing his new boat and vehicle wraps.
Most fishing fans know all about brothers Bobby & Chris Lane, but Tim & Jamie Horton are not brothers or cousins or even third cousins twice removed.
New waters await B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Divisional competitors, from Maryland to Wyoming.
The field of competitors for the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be the strongest ever.
Sure, everyone knows the first champion and the guys who have gone back-to-back, but how much do you really know about the 2012 Classic?