Danny Murphy of Granite Falls, N.C., bagged 19-12 to lead the Southern Division on Day 1 on Lake Eufaula.
You’ll not hear any complaints about the Table Rock tournament from me. I didn’t make Sunday’s cut but I did make Saturday’s. As best I can remember, that’s the first time I’ve ever made a cut on an Ozark lake.
It’s been a great start to the Elite season. I always enjoy going to Deep South fisheries in the springtime when the bass are shallow because it really fishes to my strengths.
Sunday, Hite won the first Bassmaster Elite Series event in which he’s competed, the Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole presented by Hardee’s.
Unlike pre-tournament expectations, this hasn't turned into a sight-fishing tournament.
Brett Hite holds lead in his very first Elite appearance.
Feeling like I belong here is what I have been chasing for the past few years. I think having that feeling is important in order to be successful.
When the water is cold and most anglers are fishing steep bluffs or deep water, Davy Hite is quite content to stay shallow and flip the cover.
It’s my opinion that the 50-degree mark signals the bass to pull closer to the areas where they will spawn later in the spring. It’s an excellent time to catch a boat-load of big, aggressive fish.
Brandon Palaniuk had a rollercoaster kind of year on the Bassmaster Elites Series in 2013.