With all the challenges facing anglers at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Fort Gibson Lake, it only seems logical that an Oklahoman would take the top prize.
While aspiring anglers put forth great efforts to launch into the Elite series from the Opens, none of them comes close to those taken by Carl Jocumsen.
Second place is not bad, but first is better.
The most nerve-wracking two weeks of a 15-year career has finally ended for Mike McClelland.
A program from BoatUS gives Casey Scanlon a nice reward.
Finding his own spots on Fort Gibson paid off on Day One.
“I’m working the fish-my-butt-off pattern,” Short said, starting a chorus of anglers who all claimed to be doing the same.
After a strong finish on Oneida Lake, Tommy Biffle could afford to relax a little on Day One at Fort Gibson. Given his track record, don't expect that to become a habit.
Class acts are not hard to find in the Bassmaster Elite Series, neither are anglers who are willing to selflessly do the right thing. Just look to Brent Chapman and Chris Lane.
The pressure is off for Brent Chapman. Or is it?