After helping Skeet Reese to a victory in the Diet Mountain Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville, Byron Velvick wasn’t the least bit bitter about coming in second. He said he knows the favor will be repaid a thousand times over. Reese agreed with that notion, adding one disclaimer. “I’m not giving him my check,” said a grinning Reese after winning the $100,000 first-place prize. “But that kind of thing always comes back to a guy down the road.”
Anglers fishing all three 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Opens presented by Allstate are being challenged with devilishly diverse fisheries.
We’re heading into a season that is probably the most enjoyable for anglers of all skill levels – the peak of the southern spawn.
LAKE CHARLES, La. — One minute James Holbrook was reeling in a 2-pound bass caught on his first cast of the day. The next minute he had a crankbait and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje's face in, uh, an unfortunate place – Holbrook's crotch. Blood was spilled, which is nothing new for Holbrook. He survived an AK-47 round to the helmet and suffered shrapnel wounds in his forehead and both knees in 2007, while serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsmen in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley.
Since 2012, Dove has partnered with an organization that echoes his beliefs, The Donald R. Kemp Youth Hunting and Fishing club of Las Cruces, N.M.
The Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River, out of Orange, Texas, is the season opener for the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series, and the Stark family has a storied history in the city, region and state.
The world championship of bass fishing — the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro — will return to one of its most popular destinations in 2016, Tulsa, Okla.
We understand some of you have had issues with certain anglers being referred to as “rookies” on the Bassmaster Elite Series through the years.
When setting a Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing roster for a Bassmaster Classic in February, it’s tough to settle on a game plan until you know more about the weather and its effect on water temperature.
Known as the original adventure tire brand for more than 50 years, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels has joined B.A.S.S. as a supporting sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series, Opens Series, B.A.S.S. Nation and Bassmaster College Series. The company has also signed on as the presenting sponsor for the fourth event of the 2015 Elite Series season.