Getting there is never easy, but a strong start helps. Even though the Bassmaster Elite Series is more of a marathon than a sprint, it's no exception. A strong season debut goes a long way to setting up a good season.
At Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes, the first stop on the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series trail, anglers discuss how they think this will be a hodge-podge fishing event. It looks as though the conditions will favor the more versatile anglers.
Brain Snowden, talks about his disappointing finish at the 2008 Elite Series Sunshine Showdown tournament, and how he thinks 2011 is going to be his year.
Heading into his first Bassmaster Elite Series tournament isn't so intimidating to Brandon Palaniuk. After all, he just placed fourth in the Bassmaster Classic.
"The bass are plain weird in the Harris Chain of Lakes," said Bobby Lane, Elite Series Angler.
What is the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year award?
Dudes ... Skeet Reese, one of my great friends out here, has the biggest truck I have ever seen that wasn't towing something like live chickens or Dunkin' Donuts.
While the four-time Classic winners shun comparisons, they respect each other's accomplishments
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta exemplifies how far we've come with technological advances in our boating equipment.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Charlie HartleyI'm on the Harris Chain practicing for the first Elite Series event later this week. I have to say that what I'm seeing doesn't exactly cheer me up.
In this photo gallery you will see the history of fishing for Kevin Vandam and Rick Clunn.