Half the field has to catch the fish of their lives to save their entire 2015 season. That my friends, is a fishing tournament unlike all other fishing shindigs.
See the Elites get ready to head out onto Sturgeon Bay for the 2015 Toyota Angler of the Year Championship.
Competitors took to the Connecticut River for Day 2 of the 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional.
Iaconelli admits having a near panic attack on his first practice day for Sturgeon Bay, where he is among the anglers battling for the final Classic spots.
'Knowing that I'm safely inside the Classic cutoff is a load off my shoulders, but I still don't like losing." Bernie Schultz
The top 50 finishers in AOY points gather to register for competition, hear tournament information, and enjoy a little pre-game brotherhood.
James Elam hopes the momentum from his win on Fort Gibson Lake will carry him through AOY despite his abbreviated practice time on Sturgeon Bay.
This is the last event of the season and there are only 10 options per bucket, so choose wisely.
Big bass were in short supply on the Connecticut River, and the anglers had to work hard to scratch out limits.
Spend time with Gerald Swindle as he prepares for competition on Sturgeon Bay.