While it's too early to anoint Brown as the Federation Nation's newest star, the energetic and charismatic angler from Shirley, Mass., took a step in that direction with Thursday's best catch.
Angler Hometown D No./lbs-oz Total $$$ 1. Sheron Brown Shirley, Mass. (MA) E 5 10-12 2. Kurt Walters Grand Junction, Colo. W 3 9-03 3. Chris Loftus Bloomfield, N.Y. (NY) E 5 8-06 4. Leslie Kennedy Fort Worth, Texas (TX) C 3 7-11
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2007 federation nation championship on the Kissimmee Chain of lakes in Florida.
The 2007 BASS Federation Nation Championship doesn't look anything like the first incarnation of the tournament in 1973.
"The Classic! Oh, man, that's a dream come true," Bobby said. "My ultimate goal since I was three years old was to make the Classic."
The slender, soft plastic swimbait with a vibrating paddle-tail has become the hottest lure this season on tournament trails nationwide.
In this article, you can read how Byron Velvick unlocks the secrets of Lake G in Bassmaster's "A Day on the Lake."
This is the so-called off-season for Gutierrez, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier who fishes tournaments only on his vacation time.
Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga promises to be a puzzle for many of the 55 amateur anglers in the Nov. 8-10 BASS Federation Nation Championship out of Kissimmee, Fla.
B.A.S.S. Federation Nation 2007 Qualifiers