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.
Temps were in the low 40s for the first takeoff of the Eastern Divisional.
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.
Team members met at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waddington for the Eastern Divisional registration.
Nine teams representing seven states, one Canadian province and one European country converge on the St. Lawrence River for the Eastern Divisional.
Photographer James Overstreet chronicles 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney's final day on Bays de Noc.
See how the Elites fared in the championship tournament and the AOY points race!
Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
Jim Sexton, V.P. of Digital Media at B.A.S.S., discusses the similarities between his two most remarkable days on the 2014 Elite Series tournament trail.
A look behind the scenes as anglers prepare for the final weigh-in of 2014.