Mercer with Brent Ehrler, winner of Toyota Texas Bass Classic
“It’s a giant!” is an expression often hollered aloud by Mike Iaconelli and his history of success at the annual event is nearly unparalleled, and his history with true “giants” here is a magical one.
Mercer gives a report of Day 2 of the Texas Toyota Bass Classic
Mercer gives Day 1 recap of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic
Terry “Big Show” Scroggins has had a successful history at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic when held on Lake Fork. But this year, Big Show has a few concerns
Ever wish you could be a first-hand witness to how the man that most consider to be the best to ever pick up a bass fishing rod, figures-out a winning strategy on the eve of a tournament?
The final score was 23-0 for Randy Howell/Alabama over David Walker/Tennessee. A few corrections are in order, Howell did catch 2 smallmouths and 1 largemouth today, not a small pike, as I reported earlier. And Walker's fish was a small pumpkinseed, not a gizzard shad. Those reporting mistakes were hazards of staying out of the TV camera range. Howell's 0.39-pound largemouth took both big bass and first bass honors, worth a total of 14 points. The other 9 points were accumulated with the 3 fish catches.
Aaron and Leslie Martens were at BASS world headquarters today for a meeting with Nationwide. That's Aaron and Leslie in the center with Nationwide's Rick Legue and Natalie Siston.
With 15 minutes left in the game, Randy Howell picked up his trolling motor and made a short move below the confluence of the Holston and French Broad rivers. His first cast appeared to be a game-changer, but he set the hook on a small pike.
We've passed the halfway point in the second hour. In other words, Howell and Walker are in the 4th quarter of the BASS Brawl. Howell's 0.39-pounder is the lone bass catch of the day, but he and Walker have provided a nearly two-hour seminar of bass fishing tactics and tales from the Elite Series tour. They are two of the most personable anglers on the Elite Series, and two that never seem to be in a bad mood, no matter how bad their day on the water went.