By winning this final divisional of the year and leading his team, Desimone and seven other anglers who finished atop their state or provincial teams advance to the BASS Federation Nation Championship, the world championship for amateur bass fishing.
The three pros who finish at the top of the points standings after Texoma will qualify for the 2009 Classic, Feb. 20-22 on the Red River out of Shreveport-Bossier City, La. The top 10 Central Open pros will be invited to advance to the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Finally, it was if a light went on beneath the angler's fishing cap. He grinned and told the officers if they would wait a second, he could produce identification. Going into the apartment, he returned with a picture frame taken from the wall.
All that stands between the first Women's Bassmaster Tour angler fishing Bassmaster Classic are two bodies of water. And some very fat bass.
While each Women's Bassmaster Tour Pro took the stage ... 100 feet away ... the future of the WBT was fishing for catfish in a child's pool. Their mother's and father's gentle hand helping to guide the fishing pole and child.
With a breeze, the flag unfurled, and some of the Iraqi sands it once flew above floated over Clarks Hill Lake during this, the sunrise of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I watched as the wounded warrior on the bass boat held the flag high into the wind.
Lake Winnipesaukee, Na(BOATER) Standings Day 2
Lake Winnipesaukee, Na(BOATER) Standings Day 1
Allow me to tell you what happens when your assignment is pretty much to just "hang around" and write about "whatever."
BASS Federation: 2008 Eastern Divisional - Day 1