When I arrive for my first Bassmaster Elite event next year, look for me. I will be the one with a smile as big as Australia.
Australia’s first Bassmaster Elite Series pro is turning into a national sports sensation in a country where bass don’t even exist.
Dean Silvester of Queensland, Australia, won the third event of the Australia B.A.S.S. Nation’s inaugural season, in July.
Following the Australia B.A.S.S. Nation’s first official tournament earlier this spring, the inaugural Queensland B.A.S.S. Australia Nation event took place May 24-25 on Lake Boondooma near Proston.
The new international chapter held its inaugural B.A.S.S. Nation-sanctioned tournament on Lake St. Clair in New South Wales.
I have devoted my life to the sport since I was 15. Today, at 29, my passion for fishing and competitive bass fishing is stronger than ever!
Despite lacking largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass in its waters, Australia has become the newest international chapter to join the B.A.S.S. Nation.
While aspiring anglers put forth great efforts to launch into the Elite series from the Opens, none of them comes close to those taken by Carl Jocumsen.
After a night of helplessness with tornadoes approaching their families, Arkansas anglers hightail it home.