Bassmaster Elite Series pros have already made the first turn in the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, and Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., is in the lead.
His 28-pound, 7-ounce sack included two solid 8-pound lunkers and positioned him well for the third day of the St. Johns River Showdown.
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Beginner’s luck seemed to be the best way to beat the tough fishing conditions during the first day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Lewisville Lake.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brent Chapman hasn’t competed in an Open-level event in years. Chapman said he’s back in the Opens for at least three reasons.
Recent new sponsorship agreements for Bassmaster Elite Series pros include Gerald Swindle with Sunline fluorocarbon fishing line, Brent Chapman with Bass Minder tackle tracker and organizer products, and Cliff Prince with lure maker PRADCO-Fishing.
On the final day of 2011, Gerald Swindle wasn’t expecting much while bowhunting near his Jasper, Ala., farmhouse, but he achieved a life-long goal with a trophy 12-point buck.
Groucho Marx once said 90 percent of success is just showing up, but he wasn't a tournament angler.
Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., has been offered a berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Chris Zaldain of San Jose, Calif., led the list of five anglers who qualified Saturday to move up in 2012 to the Elite Series.