Troy Danes won the first Australia championship and will be the first Australian ever to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
The weight of two nickels was the difference between losing the tournament and hopping on a plane to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
Despite lacking largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass in its waters, Australia has become the newest international chapter to join the B.A.S.S. Nation.
Australian Carl Jocumsen sold his bass boat, pickup truck, and left a girlfriend behind to pursue a dream of becoming a B.A.S.S. pro.