Kelly Jordon feels the trouble with Lake Jordan is that there are so many good-looking humps and ledges, but not all of them have any fish on them. He stares at his sonar screen and studies the structure that it's revealing in hopes of finding that elusive mother lode.
Michael Iaconelli, Gerald Swindle and Todd Faircloth, all considerably behind Bassmaster Angler of the Year points leader Kevin VanDam, should be considered pre-tournament favorites if going by how they fared in practice.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers on Practice Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Postseason #1, Trophy Chase, on Lake Jordan, near Wetumpka, Alabama.
Most of the pros are on a merry-go-round, concentrating on a 1/2-mile area within sight of each other at Mitchell Dam. The tightness of the area is because of the current the dam is expected to create during the two days of competition.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers on Practice Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Postseason #1, Trophy Chase, on Lake Jordan, near Wetumpka, Alabama.
To wrap up this Elite Series season, the Toyota Trucks Championship Week introduces new standings, new goals, new water and a new format.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2009 elite series trophy chase opening dinner.
Picking the final winner of this year's Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year title should be easy, since only a dozen anglers remain eligible. The problem is, none of the 12 has anything to lose, and everything to gain.
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.
In this edition of "Follies, Frauds and Hoaxes" we cover four notable runs at the largemouth bass world record. In the 77 years since George Perry set the bar at 22 pounds, 4 ounces, dozens of anglers have laid claim to a fish that weighed more. None have been able to substantiate their claims; some haven't even tried. Here are a few more of the most notable.