When the 35th edition of the Bassmaster Classic ended, a pair of highly accomplished pros found themselves in very familiar positions. Classic XXXV was held July 29-31, 2005 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
The Bassmaster Elite Series pros are no strangers to tidal rivers, but few of them have faced the dramatic tidal fluctuations that await them at the Delaware River. One of the few is New Jerseyan Michael Iaconelli who has fished the Delaware for over 30 years.
When the 2014 Elite Series schedule was released, it contained lots of the usual suspects, big bass factories in towns that have experience hosting big tournaments ... but the one that intrigues me most is stop No. 7, the Delaware River, hosted by the City of Brotherly Love.
I believe life happens at 1/1,000 of a second. Our minds make it a movie; our hearts make it a photograph. Tell me this has never happened to you, one special moment in time just seems to linger, to stretch, to stop. Freeze frame.
To the 100 Elite anglers out on the Sabine today, know this ... AOY begins, TODAY!
There are a lot of nervous unknowns surrounding the start of Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Trucks All-Star Week. For Mike Iaconelli, his thoughts are 832 miles away in Runnemede, N.J., where his beloved wife Becky could give birth to their second child at any hour.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone talks with All-Star Fan Favorite Gerald Swindle about what it means to be voted into All-Star week by his fans.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone salutes the work ethic of anglers like Elite Series pro Jamie Horton, who hold down full-time jobs while simultaneously pursuing their professional angling dreams.
Muddy water, big fish and stout tackle are the presumed recipe for a Red River victory but a number of contenders in this Classic are hoping to turn that alleged truism on its ear.
Barone gets down to finding out not what's left for KVD to accomplish, but what there is he wants to accomplish.