How one air traffic controller deals with the pressure of going up against the pros at the 2010 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
27-year-old Jason Knapp of Uniontown, Pa., saved his best for last, making up more than three pounds to claim his first BASS win at the Bassmaster Northern Open event on Lake Champlain with a three-day total of 56 pounds, 3 ounces.
Chris Sumansky, of Renfrew, Pa., found 21 pounds, 5 ounces, worth of Lake Champlain bass to take the lead at the second stop of the 2009 Bassmaster Northern Open circuit. Sumansky took advantage of a week-long practice before the tournament to get re-acquainted with Champlain.
Dave Andrews of Bolton, Mass., started strong and finished stronger to take the lead at the 2009 Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
The 2007 Elite Series Champions Choice tournament was held at Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, NY.
The 2007 Elite Series Champion's Choice tournament was held at Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, New York.
Skeet Reese's runner-up finish propelled him past Kevin VanDam and into the lead in the Angler of the Year standings.
With the2007 Elite Series season entering the stretch run, anglers can start looking more clearly at their place in the Angler of the Year standings.
"Every day's different with these smallmouths," said Cook. "We had a bunch of big fish follow the bait today. It's just that their attitude wasn't very good today."
"I'm fortunate in that I've fished this lake a lot under a lot of different conditions," he said. "I couldn't have asked to fish with three nicer people who took such good care of me."