It was another smallmouth smackdown on the St. Lawrence River for the final day of the Eastern Divisional.
Doug Brownridge has finished two tournaments with 71 pounds and ended up second. He had no plans to finish second in the 2014 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional, so he resolved to catch 72 pounds — and win.
Cooper Gallant and Danny McGarry of the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation team won the high school division of the Eastern Divisional. The pair finished with 36 pounds, 10 ounces over two days.
The Maine Juniors changed up their approach and it's paying off. They are culling. Alex Williamson with a 4.4 lb beauty!
Don Barone talks to Canadians competing in the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional. One of them can hear crawdads scurry.
The temps were in the low 50s on this cool, pleasant morning that closes out the Eastern Divisional.
Two-fisted photographer - I think my friend Tyler is the hardest working lady at B.A.S.S. My buddy from Maine, Joe Holland - love the wrap on his boat, but really love his love and respect for the game. This sport will be in good hands with guys like Joe.
More big smallmouth -- one even up to 6 pounds -- crossed the stage at the Eastern Divisional.