While the Lucas brothers are physically far apart nowadays, Justin and his siblings remain close, partly because of their successes in bass fishing and golf.
I learned a lesson at the Sacramento River Elite. I need to always fish for the fish I have found and to be more confident in my game plan.
The first question I hear from most people since I picked up my first career victory with B.A.S.S. in Sacramento earlier this month is, “How does it feel?”
Justin Lucas enjoyed a couple minutes all to himself backstage Sunday. As the Day 3 leader, Lucas would be the last man to weigh in. After Aaron Martens’ fish had been weighed, Martens was all but conceding the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River title while talking to emcee Dave Mercer on stage. Lucas savored the moment.
Byron Velvick will be limping into Lake Havasu this week due to a back injury he sustained during the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite Series at the Sacramento River tournament last week.
With three top-heavy buckets, odds are good one or two of these odds-on favorites are going to win their bucket and maybe the event.
The 112 anglers that took part in last week’s Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River won’t get much time to recuperate before the next Elite Series event.
My plan was to target fish moving on and off the beds, or on them when I was able to find one.
Justin Lucas may have won the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at the Sacramento River, but Chris Zaldain won the Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing points battle this weekend.
Turning 29 on Friday, it’s hard to imagine Justin Lucas has accomplished all he’s going to in professional bass fishing. But wherever he goes from here, it’ll be hard for him to top what he experienced in his home win in the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River.