After two days, the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Havasu has turned into a neck-and-neck battle between two home-state pros, Cliff Pirch and John Murray, with a star-studded cast on lurking nearby.
One mistake in the excitement of zeroing in on a school of big smallmouth could have cost Brandon Palaniuk his lead in the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown.
First to weigh and in first place, Brandon Palaniuk is "doing something a little bit different" than the other pros.
Last Saturday, with two of the three 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open events in the books, the points standings took shape. After the season’s three events, the top five pros will automatically qualify for a spot in the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series.
A couple tanks of fuel, a spree at a tackle shop, eating better on the road. No matter how they spend it, an unexpected $200 comes in handy for any tournament angler.
Chris Lane made it look easy on Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes in the kickoff event of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open series.