While most of the young anglers blanked, Roman Chapman and Daryk Eckert caught just enough to win their age groups in the Junior Bassmasters Northern Divisional.
South Dakota angler Monty Fralick took an unexpected swim en route to winning his first B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional.
Finding an “active pod” of smallmouth bass boosted the father of an Elite pro from 42nd to the top at Nation divisional.
Wisconsin angler faced some firsts, ended Day One in first.
A returning Junior champion knows it's going to take hard work to repeat.
Teams from eight states have converged in Chamberlain, S.D., for the 2013 B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional on Lake Francis Case.
Bass fishing has improved on Francis Case Lake in recent years, but the Northern Divisional competitors might be in for a tough time this week on this massive reservoir.
Mark Zacher of South Dakota spent a day fishing with Michael Iaconelli on the Mississippi River after winning the "Fish with Ike" sweepstakes.
Every so often in this business you meet a guy who’s special, pretty cool is how I say it. Mark Zacher’s one of those guys. He’s from South Dakota and he won the “Fish with Ike” Sweepstakes back in April. We did our day on the water last Monday on the Mississippi right after our Elite Series tournament. I knew right away that he was a serious bass angler. He looked and talked the part. I call guys like him Fish-Heads. Now, that’s in no way a derogatory term, and it has nothing to do with his appearance. He looks just fine.
The Mississippi River was a decent event for me. I can’t say it was great. My goal is never to finish 35th. Still, I’m upbeat. I think I made good decisions and fished about as clean as anyone can reasonably hope to do.