With Toyota Angler of the Year on the line, Greg Hackney knew he had to catch 'em at Bays de Noc.
With the completion of the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, 48 of the 56 Bassmaster Classic berths for Lake Hartwell are in the books.
Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney shares just how excruciating a three-day weather delay can be for the leader in a major tournament.
Even though the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship was about Greg Hackney winning AOY, Jacob Powroznik won the tournament – his second Elite Series-level win of the year, pretty awesome for a rookie.
It was a week that was. This year’s postseason was marked by high wind, big waves, cold weather, delays and lots of fun fishing for big smallmouth bass.
Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
As Hackney stood on the front deck of his boat waiting in the darkness of pre-dawn inside the harbor at Escanaba’s Ludington Park, a bevvy of thoughts ran through his mind.
Competition for the Angler of the Year was postponed again Sunday because of strong north winds.
After its week in a time capsule, we unearth Charlie Hartley's column to marvel at the foreshadowing, irony, and what-might-have-beens ...
For one brief, shining season, these guys were among the best in the business.