The Toyota Texas Bass Classic began this morning on Lake Conroe, 40 minutes north of Houston. In its short six-year history, it has quickly become considered one of the greatest events in all of professional bass fishing by top pros like Kelly Jordon, Gerald Swindle, and Terry Scroggins.
Wounded veterans go fishing with the All-Star Elite Series pros on Clinton Lake in Illinois.
While on a mission in Iraq in 2003, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Everett of Dayton, Ohio, was nearly killed when an ammunition dump was exploded by a suicide bomber. Staff Sgt. MarkDaniel Brasel of Toledo, Wash., an Army Ranger, came to his rescue.
See the Elites as they compete in the All-Star Semi-final!
Take an on-the-water look at the pros as they compete on Day One of the All-Star Semi-final on Illinois' Lake Shelbyville.
We caught up with the Elites as they searched for the best bass in Decatur Lake!
Get to know the 12 anglers competing in the 2012 Elite Series postseason event known as Toyota Trucks All-Star week.
Twelve of the Elite Series' finest anglers will compete in Toyota Trucks All-Star week slated for Sept. 20-23 out of Decatur, Ill.
And then there were 12 — All-Stars, that is. After nearly 400,000 votes spread among 89 candidates, the final four places in Toyota Trucks All-Star Week are set. Find out which four anglers were voted in by fans.
With the regular season behind us, I’m spending my time assessing the past Elite season while turning my focus to the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week coming up Sept. 20 in Decatur, Ill.