It isn't unusual to find optimistic anglers on the final day of a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament. If an angler is fishing Sunday, there's at least a chance to take home the $100,000 winner's prize, and it sure beats watching from the dock or a long drive home.
In this article you will read about Butch Tucker and other co-anglers.
Going into the BASS Elite Series tournament on the Kissimmee Chain, the conventional wisdom was sight-fishing for spawning bass wouldn't play much of a role.
There are almost as many colors of soft-plastic baits as there are bass fishermen. One of Butch Tucker's favorites is junebug. It's a bluish-purple, metal-flaked staple of bass anglers around the country, and it's especially popular on Florida lakes.
The bass are further along in the spawning process at the Kissimmee Chain than they were on Florida's Harris Chain last week. And that's a bad thing in terms of catching fish during the Bassmaster Elite Series Citrus Slam, presented by Longhorn.
Takahiro Omori talks about the kissimmee chain
In this article, you can read how Byron Velvick took the first day lead in the 2008 Elite Series Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee Chain.
Read how first-time competitor on the co-angler side, Butch Tucker, made the most of his first appearance during Day One of the Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee Chain.
This gallery features images that were submitted for the March 2008 edition of the Bassmaster Lunker Club.
The storied waters of the Kissimmee Chain, which include lakes Tohopekaliga, Cypress, Hatchineha and Kissimmee, as well as the Kissimmee River itself, have produced some of the most historic catches in BASS history. Included are Dean Rojas' single-day record catch of 45-2 and Rick Clunn's second consecutive Classic win.