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.
At the invitation of their sponsor El Grande Lures, Fred Roumbanis and Derek Remitz are in South Africa on a 10-day trek that is part safari and part fishing trip.
The Ouachita River is presenting a difficult final exam for the top amateur bass anglers of the world.
Junior anglers will join their adult counterparts on Barren River Lake to qualify for Bassmaster Junior World Championship.
B.A.S.S. Federation Nation is, in some cases, a family affair with tradition being passed to the next generation.