His boat garnered almost 50 percent of all votes cast in the final round, earning him the grand prize, $10,000 cash.
The pros enjoy sleeping-in at the Bassmaster Memorial as the launch time isn't until 8:00 a.m.
Here's what the Elite Series anglers had to say about their second day on Lake Erie.
BASS officials took no chances Friday, canceling the second day of the tournament amid forecasts of high winds.
High winds and rolling waves on Day One of the Empire Chase cracked boat hulls, overcame engines and swamped boats.
"I ran all the way down to Ticonderoga, went to the rod box. It was locked, and I realized my wife had the keys to it back in the truck. It went downhill from there."
Read how John Crews refuses to give in to discouragement, manages to regroup and stay focused as he fishes his way up the ladder in the 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl.
In this article, you can read how John Crews got excited as he lipped a big one at the 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl.
Weather conditions have anglers worried about lower weights at the Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl.
Despite Comfortable Lead, Florida's Chris Lane Falters, Finishes Second