Jeff Kriet's selection by the fans may have come as a surprise to some, but certainly not to close followers of the sport who have watched "Squirrel" gain fans by the truckload over the past few years.
The best natural angler in the field had to be voted in by the fans.
Only 11 of the 12 Elite Series pros qualified for the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week competition were on hand for the pre-tournament dinner. One was busy fishing far away.
The pros enjoy a friendly bite before competition heats up on Lake Jordan.
Check out behind-the-scenes and on-the-water videos from the Ramada All-Star Semi-Final on Alabama's Lake Jordan.
It’s kind of bold of me to say that I participated in the most interesting bass fishing tournament that there ever was. I can’t prove it, but you can’t prove that I didn’t.
Wake-up calls are given but ignoring just turns your inner Superman into just plain Stupidman.
Last weekend was a big deal for me. I made my inaugural Lake Erie trip of the year and caught my first 5-pound smallie. I have to say that of all the places I’ve fished Lake Erie is probably my favorite.
Casey Ashley's ready smile hides the heart of a serious competitor.
As the elder statesman of the All-Star Week competitors, Davy Hite has a few advantages over much of the rest of the field.