After breaking a 14-year drought of victories on the BASS tour, the first person Kevin Wirth thanked upon winning the Elite Series Tennessee Triumph at Old Hickory Lake was Ken Hoover.
Talk about your big fish.
This week's new venue for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Old Hickory Lake near Nashville, will prove interesting to the pros, but I don't believe it's going to be particularly challenging. For the past two tournaments, the pros have been cranking river channel ledges to catch transition fish, and that should be a strong pattern on this Cumberland River reservoir, as well.
Jack Orr of Maryville, Tenn., gives his wife all the credit for his winning an official Bassmaster Elite Series Triton bass rig, the grand prize of the BASS 40th Anniversary Gear Up Giveaway sweepstakes at Bassmaster.com.
Elite Series pro Matthew Sphar reels in Buster, the Buffalo Bisons mascot
Dr. Loren G. Hill, longtime fishery academic and avid bass angler, passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 68.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Honors BASS
Sheri Glasgow, the 2007 Toyota Tundra Women's Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year recently received a fully loaded Toyota Tundra from Toyota of Muskogee in recognition of her title.
My good friend Homer Circle received a well-deserved honor Thursday when he was named the 2008 Samuel C. Johnson Fishing Journalist of the Year.
This is an excellent opportunity for me to share my thoughts with you concerning fish management during competition. It's one of the most important skills you can develop as a tournament angler. It requires thought, preparation and a little guesswork.