A lingering winter backs up the spawning cycles and gets lakes off their seasonal schedules. But, you know, that’s not all bad.
We have an Elite Series tournament coming up in June on Chickamauga Lake out of Dayton, Tennessee. I was down there looking around a couple of weeks ago and what I found absolutely took my breath away.
I’m looking down the road and I see one of the Bassmaster Elite Series events I’m most excited about – Toledo Bend, May 1-4.
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.