Among the many flags at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship this week, Don Barone meets some South Africans who found new friends and a new place to love.
It seems like an international rush this year, but the championship has hosted teams from across the world for many years.
The water of the Ouachita River is for a peculiar taste – for the angler that likes to be tested beyond his imagination.
I had a great time at ICAST a couple of weeks ago. It was fun getting to see all the new products and spending time with my sponsors.
Anglers in South Africa are passionate about their bass fishing, but Mike Allen's trip there made him realize how lucky we are to have fisheries management agencies in the United States.
With the newest six, the Fed Nation has now qualified 181 anglers for the Bassmaster Classic since the program started in 1973. They've represented 44 different states and three foreign countries.
“I’m just ready to go,” said Pieter de Beer, who crossed the Atlantic to represent his home country of South Africa.
They may still be young, but competitors in the 2012 Bassmaster Junior World Championship have been looking forward to this opportunity for years.
This week anglers from all over the world will gather in Decatur at Wheeler Lake to compete in the 2012 Cabela’s Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship.
Make no mistake: The bass is, as always, No. 1. But the tiger fish now ranks as the No. 2 gamefish for two fishing pros.