Mark Davis recalls the flight home after his 1995 Bassmaster Classic win. He was seated next to the same lady who was the year before sat next to the 1994 Bassmaster Classic winner Bryan Kerchal. Byan was killed in an airplane crash months before.
The Opens have proven to be very popular with anglers looking for a highly competitive circuit with opportunities to advance to the most prestigious tournament levels in bass fishing.
One of the things I'm really excited about is the new Bassmaster.com Take :10 video series. Basically BASS filmed a ton of 10-second instructional spots to give anglers a quick look at tips and techniques they need to know. It's the kind of stuff that'll help you guys catch more fish every time you go out on the water.
The most interesting aspect of this final Elite tournament of the 2009 season, the Ramada Champion's Choice at Oneida Lake, is that only 12 anglers have something to lose while the remaining 86 each have something to gain. We have finally reached that point at which all the marbles are on the line.
Competitions are won and/or lost on one decision, should I stay and wait, or run and gun.
Going into the last event of the regular season, Skeet Reese is looking to make history. The 2009 Bassmaster Classic champion will be gunning hard to join Mark Davis in winning both the Classic and the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title in the same calendar year.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Elite series River Rumble on the Mississippi river in Iowa. It is the second day behind the scenes.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Elite series Tennessee Triumph on Kentucky lake. It is day two on the water.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch for Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville, near Guntersville, Alabama.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville, near Guntersville, Alabama.