Australian Carl Jocumsen has proven over the past five years that he is unflagging in his pursuit of success on the highest level of professional bass fishing.
Just because an angler lives on Lake Guntersville doesn't mean he's a shoe-in.
To the average fisherman, the idea of making a 240-mile round-trip run by boat for the chance to fish for 2 1/2 hours during the season-opening Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Sabine River might have seemed far-fetched.
As tough as fishing was, there were a lot of good things going on in Orange, Texas, during the Elite week.
It could be heard from the pre-tournament anglers' meeting in Orange, Texas, until Sunday's final weigh-in – the strong undercurrent formed by the year-end Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
Check out the best blog photos submitted during the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River.
Get an exclusive look at all the action from Day 1 of the first Elite Series event of 2015.
The Sabine River has proved to be a fickle fishery even with the majority of the Elite Series anglers coming to Orange, Texas, for the second time.
The state of Texas has gotten like 400 inches of rain, snow and ice over the past several weeks, so the system is high and muddy.
Mark Zona looked at each event this season and predicted what will happen and who will win.