Because the upcoming Elite Series stop on Falcon Lake will be a first for the BASS organization, one would think there would be plenty Elite anglers wondering what to expect from the 78,000-plus acre fishery that straddles the Texas/Mexico border.
As goes the intro to that song you hear at darn near every sporting event — "Y'all ready for this?"
The Lone Star Shootout presented by Longhorn marks the first time BASS has visited Falcon Lake in Zapata, Texas. The mainstream reservoir on the Rio Grande River has a surface area of 83,654 acres, and anglers consider it a fishery capable of record-breaking weights.
How do you pick out a tie to wear when preparing to meet the President of the United States? As Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones stood next to the leader of the free world, with a horde of members of the national press corps clicking pictures at the speed of light, it hit me that this is no small decision.
In case you are wondering, President Bush put on hold his meeting with King Hamad of Bahrain in order to spend more time talking about fishing with Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones. And the extra time President Bush gave the Jones family was something they will never forget.
On June 2, 1932, George W. Perry caught a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass in Georgia, and, for four decades, the record seemed completely unassailable.
Alton Jones and his son encounter a large rattle snake while out fishing.
I want to start by telling you that this has been one of the greatest weeks of my life, and as the Photo Manager for BASS for the last three decades, that's saying something very special.
Slightly unprepared for the cold and wind DB covers the Classic for the first time ever on the water. Exposed to the elements, Don is humbled by the dedication and determination of the Classic anglers.
In this article, you can read which anglers fished the final day of the 2008 Elite Series Citrus Slam and why.