MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Brent Chapman is on a tear. Saturday, the reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year led the four-day Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite for the second consecutive day. Chapman also came close to tearing up his bass rig. During a stomach-churning run upriver against Coosa River rapids to reach the big spotted bass in Jordan Dam tailwaters, his boat struck a rock.
Together Brent Chapman and Alton Jones squashed the hopes of the other 98 Elite pros who followed them to the scales - no one knocked them out of first and second.
The truth is, the same things that lead an Elite angler to an AOY title will work for you in your bass club or in any other tournament circuit out there.
Thirteen of the anglers fishing this event call Alabama home, and at least one is in each Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing bucket.
VanDam, Reese and Evers battling for Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year? Seems like old times!
The Bassmaster Elite Series has never been to Montgomery for a regular-season event, but the May 9-12 Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite will be like a homecoming.
California angler wins $100,000, his 14th Classic qualification and enough points to boost him to third in the AOY race.
Catch Hooked Up! right before the weigh-in as Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona get you caught up on the day's events.
Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be fighting for a major title, $100,000 and a 2014 Bassmaster Classic berth when the Elite Series returns May 2-5 to LaGrange, Ga., for the West Point Lake Battle.