Take a look behind the stage and in the crowd on Day 1 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite on Toledo Bend.
The Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite Series event at Toledo Bend should be one to remember as the big bass are plentiful and many of those trophy kickers needed to win an Elite event are still in the shallower regions of the lake.
The pros attend briefings and meet Marshals in preparation for Day 1 of competition.
What to watch as the 2014 Elite season nears the halfway point
Thunderstorms and a drop in temperature will make sight fishing difficult for Elite Series pros.
Mayflower, Ark., where Kevin and Kerry Short live, was hit hard, and their home took on significant damage.
If only the last bass Gerald Swindle caught had just inhaled, say, a big crawfish, he might have won the Bassmaster Elite Series title on Toledo Bend Reservoir in 2011.
The 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be one for the history books. Several of the fisheries are steeped in B.A.S.S. lore, and the others soon will be.
Wesley Thomas wins the 27th annual Big Bass Splash on Toledo Bend with a 9.62 lunker.
As you develop your professional bass fishing career, it's important to recognize sponsorship opportunities at the local level.