Ish Monroe had one of those magical days all pros dream about: hauling aboard lunker after lunker after lunker. The five best ones added up to 34 pounds, 5 ounces, and the first-day lead in the Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee by 8 pounds, 12 ounces, over Davy Hite.
Jamie Horton isn’t your typical Elite Series rookie, but he’s learning like one.
The 2012 Elite Series field launches for Day Three of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Big leads are very familiar to Alton Jones. What he needs is a big win.
Elite Series pros gave a few memorable quotes to the crowd at the Day One weigh-in at the St. Johns River Showdown.
The full field of 2012 Elite Series anglers eagerly line up for take-off on Day One of the St. Johns River Showdown.
Don’t let that wide, quick smile fool you: Chris Zaldain has adopted the honey badger as a sort of mascot for his 2012 season debut in the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Kevin Ledoux would like nothing better than to qualify for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic through his first year as an Elite Series pro.
The field of competitors for the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be the strongest ever.
Chris Zaldain of San Jose, Calif., led the list of five anglers who qualified Saturday to move up in 2012 to the Elite Series.