A few weeks ago, when I took a side trip to JTodd Tucker’s hometown I knew it would be special.
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.
I knew this story was coming, the story of the return of Mark Menendez to the Elites, his taking to the water in competition following the passing of his beloved wife.
Hey, just want to bring you a couple quick updates on two stories I did towards the end of the Elites season last year.
LAKE CHARLES, La. — One minute James Holbrook was reeling in a 2-pound bass caught on his first cast of the day. The next minute he had a crankbait and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje's face in, uh, an unfortunate place – Holbrook's crotch. Blood was spilled, which is nothing new for Holbrook. He survived an AK-47 round to the helmet and suffered shrapnel wounds in his forehead and both knees in 2007, while serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsmen in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley.
Since 2012, Dove has partnered with an organization that echoes his beliefs, The Donald R. Kemp Youth Hunting and Fishing club of Las Cruces, N.M.
Randy Howell, a man of strong Christian faith, knows that winning the 2014 Classic gave him a platform to reach many people.
Texan Brian Clark has qualified for the Elite Series via the Central Opens in 2015, 2009 and 2008.
Tommy Sanders has graced the airwaves for more than a quarter century, but it’s never been about him.
The human condition is a journey we all take, and it is the stories of those journeys that we learn about each other, and ourselves.