It seems like an international rush this year, but the championship has hosted teams from across the world for many years.
The water of the Ouachita River is for a peculiar taste – for the angler that likes to be tested beyond his imagination.
The Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway will benefit the Mia Moo Fund, a worldwide nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funds toward research, treatments and causes of cleft palate.
Gianni Rizzo came over from Italy to represent his country in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. But before he settled in at the tournament site in Monroe, he visited Falcon Lake in Texas and caught these beasts! They don't grow 'em like that in Italy. Welcome to America, Gianni!
Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation Contender Doug Brownridge has the boat loaded and is looking for warmer weather! Edit: This isn't actually Doug's boat, just a joke. He does expect some snow before they leave on Saturday, though.
Bass Angling in Namibia is very excited and honored to be part of the B.A.S.S. Nation. Traveling half way across the globe to get from Windhoek Namibia, to Monroe LA., is a true challenge. I had to leave from Windhoek (Namibia), to Johannesburg (South Africa - where i still am at the moment). From here I will fly to Dubai (UAE) and then on to Dallas TX. From there we are taking a "road trip" from Dallas TX to Monroe TX.
Nation angler Stephen Lund shares some of the sights of the Ouachita River with us as he prepares for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship next week.
I can explain the Ouachita River in one word … TREACHEROUS! I hit so many stumps and pieces of metal with my boat that I lost count.
Eric Corbella says that even though he's at his day job in Spain, he can't wait to go to Louisiana for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
For the last several months, anglers have been working through their respective ranks to qualify for the 2014 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, which is coming up Nov. 6-8 on Louisiana's Ouachita River.