This is a tournament where there's just no second place for me. I have to win the season finale on Wheeler Lake in order to make the Classic.
The importance of the Dixie Duel outcome is bearing down on the Elites like the 95-degree temperatures in Alabama.
If Evers is to outfish KVD at Dixie Duel and win the AOY title, he'll definitely earn it.
At every tournament, there are guys whose Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year dream dies. Unfortunately, I was one of those guys at the last tournament.
Kevin VanDam entered the Diamond Drive tied for second in the TTBAOY, but emerged the leader despite a poor last two days.
Edwin Evers will vie for the AOY title this week with Kevin VanDam.
Missouri’s Denny Brauer locks down 17th Bassmaster victory
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Even with a 10-pound, 2-ounce lead going into the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Diamond Drive, Denny Brauer wasn’t a happy man at Saturday’s weigh-in. Brauer, a 62-year-old B.A.S.S. veteran angler with $2.4 million in career winnings, felt that Elite Series rookie Jonathan VanDam had broken an unwritten rule of bass fishing etiquette.
Follow the final day action live at the Diamond Drive on the Arkansas River.
Denny Brauer’s Arkansas River school is still in session as he continues to hold a sizeable lead in the Diamond Drive.