Mike McClelland may call Northwest Arkansas home but he’s been to the ocean-like, smallmouth rich waters of America’s Great Lakes many times before.
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Of the 22.5 million people who visit Niagara Falls each year, almost none will take the time to look beyond the water crashing at its rocky base to see the monumental smallmouth fishery that exists there.
Whoever makes the run north at the Bassmaster Elite on Lake Dardanelle is going to win. Period.
Brandon Palaniuk had a rollercoaster kind of year on the Bassmaster Elites Series in 2013.
In 1987, the year I decided to go pro, B.A.S.S. held a team tournament on the St. Lawrence River out of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
The key to Palaniuk's win at the St. Lawrence River Elite Series tournament was finding better than average smallmouth bass.
If my calculations are correct, last week as I bobbed around in the middle of Lake Ontario, I fished my 10,000th hour of serious bass fishing.
The Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown on the St. Lawrence River provided numerous challenges for me, not the least of which was finding a way to gain ground on Edwin Evers in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of Year race.
From Edwin Evers' ring of fire to record setting crowds at weigh-in and a Rookie of the Year update, we've gathered notes and quotes from the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at the St. Lawrence River.