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.
Skeet Reese has expertise on the Sacramento River and also knows the Bassmaster Elite Series pros extremely well, so he might do better at predicting the top pros on this water than anyone else could.
Don't just pick California guys; go with ones who are good with a flippin' rod or with a frog.
My guess is that it’ll take an average of at least 20 pounds a day just to make a respectable showing and 25 pounds a day if you expect to do anything on Sunday.
At least 12 pros have won on Guntersville before, and at least one of those winners is in each bucket.
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?
The 2015 Elite series pros strike a pose for the camera during registration for the first Elite event of the season. Say cheese!
Timing proved to be very important on Hartwell.
Whether it was the homemade version hand-poured by champion Casey Ashley’s father, Danny, or the one used by Jacob Powroznik, the simple-looking Fish-Head Spin put a lot of fish in the boat last week on Lake Hartwell.