Pro anglers are expected to have all the answers, know all there is to know about bass, but Casey Ashley confesses that when it comes to smallmouth, they've got his number.
One-third to the way through the Angler of the Year Championship but remarkably little has changed.
ESCANABA, Mich. — The weather forecast for this area of Lake Michigan called for southerly winds to gradually build to 20-miles-per-hour as Friday progressed. So BASS tournament director Trip Weldon initially made the call for a shortened day, with a 1:30 p.m. check-in time instead of 3:45 p.m. on Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year Championship.
Bassmaster Elite Series tournament officials postponed competition in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Chaampoinship
Greg Hackney had numbers in mind while thinking about what it would take for him to win the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title this week at Lake Michigan.
This isn’t your ordinary tournament. Let’s get that straight right out of the box.
The term ‘big water’ gets used a lot by bass anglers that do their best to find and catch smallmouth while bobbing atop 21-feet of fiberglass as they float across what looks more like the ocean than a lake.
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.
With a 15-point lead going into the season-ending Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year tournament, Greg Hackney is obviously the favorite to win the title that will be decided after three days on Lake Michigan.
Drama will unfold at both ends of the 50-man field during this week’s Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Mich.