Topics: Steve Wright

Door Opens For KVD

Aug 5, 2008

Day Two leader Kelly Jordon caught a small keeper around 9 Saturday morning, then released it a few minutes later. But he had no regrets when he failed to weigh a fish at the end of the day.

Jones finally well rested

Aug 5, 2008

Forty-four-year-old Alton Jones has been tournament bass fishing for over two decades now. He has thoroughly experienced how gruelling that can be, especially a four-day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, like those on the Bassmaster Elite Series. There are three practice days before the tournaments start.

Jordon rules

Aug 5, 2008

The Kissimmee Chain produced four 20-pound-plus bags Thursday and three Friday. But Kelly Jordon was the only Bassmaster Elite Series angler to have a 20-pound bag days. That jumped Jordan into first place on Day Two of the Citrus Slam, presented by Longhorn.

QB Sacked at Kissimmee

Aug 5, 2008

New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington set the hook on a three-pound largemouth bass after one of his first casts Wednesday morning at Lake Kissimmee. Then his line went slack.

Transition Time

Aug 5, 2008

The bass are further along in the spawning process at the Kissimmee Chain than they were on Florida's Harris Chain last week. And that's a bad thing in terms of catching fish during the Bassmaster Elite Series Citrus Slam, presented by Longhorn.

Kota thinking of his father

Aug 3, 2008

As he stood backstage Sunday afternoon, all Kotaro Kiriyama could think about was his terminally ill father as he waited to weigh-in on the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance.

Anglers anxious on Erie

Aug 1, 2008

There is no way to accurately predict the outcome of the Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance.

Pick Three

Jul 31, 2008

The 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series tour begins its 10th event of the 11-tournament season Thursday with the Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance. Lake Erie's 10,000-plus square miles — it's the 11th-largest lake in the world — and the Niagara River will be where the 106 Elites Series anglers compete for the $100,000 first place check.

The answer is blowing in the wind

Jul 31, 2008

Grant Goldbeck got a lesson is just how good the smallmouth bass fishing can be during practice this week at Lake Erie. As he prepared for the 10th of 11 Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments this season the Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance Goldbeck caught a 4-pound smallmouth on a bare hook.

Eating your way to success

Jul 29, 2008

After breaking a 14-year drought of victories on the BASS tour, the first person Kevin Wirth thanked upon winning the Elite Series Tennessee Triumph at Old Hickory Lake was Ken Hoover.