The Florida Bassmaster Elite Series pro joined the Bassmasters of Gator Country in 1974 to learn more about bass fishing and pursue the same dream as his fellow club members.
Bakkom's tenure in the club was threatened about three years ago when he developed blood clots in his lungs and had to start taking anticoagulant medication.
Far more will be needed to alleviate the "exceptional" drought that grips this portion of Georgia, as well as much of the Southeast.
Last October, the IHSA began exploring the feasibility of holding bass tournaments to reach students who weren't involved in more traditional sports programs.
"I've always wanted to catch a ShareLunker, and to catch one in a tournament was so exciting."
Sandor said the attitude of these youngsters surprised many of the adults involved in the construction project.
The scientists hope that their study will help to prioritize limited resources in the ongoing battle against aquatic nuisance species.
Kevin VanDam continues to "bring Sexy back" to bass fishing, relying primarily on a Strike King Series 5 crankbait in the Sexy Shad color pattern and a Strike King Sexy Spoon.
Nowhere else will you find athletes so willing to go out of their way to help others, even when there's nothing tangible in it for them.
A former Junior Bassmasters state champion and his dad won the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's 19th annual Spring Fling at Pomme de Terre Lake.