Well, we're back from Colorado and I must say, while fishing in those cold streams was an absolute ball, I haven't decided to give up bass fishing. Once you're a bass fisherman, nothing else ever seems to stack up.
2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens, which will conclude with each event's final-day weigh-in at select Bass Pro Shops locations. The popular Open tournament structure will again feature three qualifying series in a Southern, Central and Northern Division.
Now that the field is set, let's look at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers as a group. Words tell great stories, but numbers can reveal truths that words only hint at.
Last week was Indian summer here in Ohio. The weather was beautiful, gentle breezes with temperatures in the 70s and all that. As you might expect I played hooky from the office and headed to Lake Erie.
Harry Potts used a Toyota Tundra to help pull B.A.S.S.'s corporate sponsor boats all across America along the Bassmaster Elite Series trail. Three decades before that, he was in Vietnam.
Joe Higgins, a veteran sales executive for several major media organizations, as its Senior Director/Sales, effective Dec. 6.
Ryan Said finished at the top of the heap in the three-tournament circuit. He's a Chrysler engineer by trade, but is looking for a career change as the 2011 Elite Series season approaches. Here's how he answered our 20 Questions:
Stephen Browning has been around professional fishing for nearly 15 years. He has survived many of the incarnations of BASS' top-level tour and has earned nearly $750,000 in the process.
Deb Johnson blogs about B.A.S.S. new ownership, the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open, Women in the Open, and the 2011 Classic.
Largemouth bass virus (LMBV) fact sheet