Topics: Michigan

When grown men cry

Sep 30, 2014

When Greg Hackney won Angler of the Year recently and teared up on stage, it got me thinking deep-life thoughts about the emotions we see fairly often on the Bassmaster stage.

Hackney and sons go smallmouth fishing

Sep 29, 2014

This was going to be the plan, win or lose: Greg Hackney would take his two sons, Drew (Andrew) 14, and Luke, 11, smallmouth bass fishing after the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year Championship.

Wind is your frenemy: Part 1

Sep 29, 2014

Just about all great bass fisheries benefit tremendously from the wind ... but maybe not in the ways you think.

KVD: Great Lakes smallmouth are the best

Sep 26, 2014

Mark Zona and I spent a day on Lake Huron earlier this week and had one of the most amazing days of smallmouth fishing I’ve ever experienced.

Fantasy: Reese was best pick for Escanaba

Sep 24, 2014

Skeet Reese’s big bag on the final day earned a stout 40 points for his fans, and his second-place finish earned them the remaining 295 points.

Three days of suffering

Sep 24, 2014

Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney shares just how excruciating a three-day weather delay can be for the leader in a major tournament.

Hackney officially bass fishing's best angler

Sep 22, 2014

Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.

Hackney: Before the first cast

Sep 22, 2014

As Hackney stood on the front deck of his boat waiting in the darkness of pre-dawn inside the harbor at Escanaba’s Ludington Park, a bevvy of thoughts ran through his mind.

Angler Of The Year Championship competition will resume Monday

Sep 21, 2014

Competition for the Angler of the Year was postponed again Sunday because of strong north winds.

An outsider's view of Bays de Noc

Sep 20, 2014

After its week in a time capsule, we unearth Charlie Hartley's column to marvel at the foreshadowing, irony, and what-might-have-beens ...

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