To the average fisherman, the idea of making a 240-mile round-trip run by boat for the chance to fish for 2 1/2 hours during the season-opening Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Sabine River might have seemed far-fetched.
As tough as fishing was, there were a lot of good things going on in Orange, Texas, during the Elite week.
ORANGE, Texas -- Chris Lane left the City of Orange Boat Ramp Sunday morning with a clear game plan in mind. He was going to make a lengthy run to the grassy canals and ditches where he had caught the majority of his fish during the first three days of the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by STARK Cultural Venues. But if the fish were no longer biting there due to the heavy rains that fell across the region Saturday, he was going back to the main body of the Sabine to win or lose the event.
Heavy rain and rising muddy water that hit the Sabine Saturday virtually created a blank slate for Sunday's finale.
Anglers are bracing for a tough, competitive tournament when a couple of keeper bites could make the difference between a big check and a middle-of-the-pack finish.
Ever since the date of the Bassmaster Classic was changed from summer to winter in 2006, there has been lots of debate about whether February is the proper month for our sport’s biggest event.
A hurricane threatening the Louisiana Gulf coast wasn't enough to prevent Kevin VanDam from claiming the world championship of professional angling in the 31st Bassmaster Classic. Classic XXXI (31) was held Aug. 2-4, 2001 at Louisiana Delta, La.
Winter weather makes for a great time to inventory tackle and get it stored properly.
Of the 56 competitors, Casey Ashley might be the most anxious to hit Lake Hartwell for the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.
The 30-acre spread will serve as the blast-off point for the 56 anglers taking part in the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 20-22.