By Bobby Brumback “May I ask why you passed up all those laydown trees to fish this mat of vegetation?” Bobby Lane Jr. had just blasted a 1 1/4 ounce creature bait through the weeds and yanked out a 2 pounder. “I like to fish the mats,” was all he said. Most of us mortal amateurs would have probed every branch on those trees on our way to the mat. We might have even caught a bass. But the B.A.S.S. pros do exactly what they feel they need to do to have a larger stringer. Sometimes the explanation of why they do what they do is as simple as that.
Reinstating Mike Kernan’s Day 1 catch at the Sabine River has created some updates to the standings of the first Elite tournament of the year, and the resulting Angler of the Year points.
Absent a tornado or some other natural disaster, this one is going to be an absolute slugfest.
A repeat of 2013 may well be in the works for the Elites competing in this year's season opener on the Sabine River.
The 2015 Elite series pros strike a pose for the camera during registration for the first Elite event of the season. Say cheese!
Four Elite anglers gathered for a no-pressure 'wind down' before 'gearing up' event.
LAKE CHARLES, La. — One minute James Holbrook was reeling in a 2-pound bass caught on his first cast of the day. The next minute he had a crankbait and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje's face in, uh, an unfortunate place – Holbrook's crotch. Blood was spilled, which is nothing new for Holbrook. He survived an AK-47 round to the helmet and suffered shrapnel wounds in his forehead and both knees in 2007, while serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsmen in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley.
Don't let Terry Scroggins and Dennis Tietje get away.
LACASSINE, La. – Bayou Rum is pleased to announce its expansion across the Southeast U.S., and the company is excited to team up with Dennis Tietje of Bassmasters' Elite Series fishing tournaments. Dennis will be driving his Bayou Rum wrapped truck to all the events and generating interest all along the Interstate 10 corridor stretching from Houston, Texas, to Pensacola, Fla., and beyond.
Grosse Savanne Lodge has sponsored Dennis Tietje for the 2015 BASS Elite Series Tour. Grosse Savanne, a long kept secret in the outdoor destination world, is emerging into the national spotlight as one of the most complete and diverse lodges in the country. With over 50,000 acres of private marsh, agricultural lands, and coastal prairie in southwest Louisiana, it’s no wonder why they are the premier place to waterfowl hunt, alligator hunt, saltwater fish, bass fish, and take an eco-tour.