For the last several months, anglers have been working through their respective ranks to qualify for the 2014 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, which is coming up Nov. 6-8 on Louisiana's Ouachita River.
Cliff Pace and his still-healing leg have a good outing on Lake Norman.
No one realizes how important a tournament victory is to a pro angler until the winner has to talk about that victory. The moment often has long seconds of "dead air," as the winner tries to compose himself.
Between the postseason on Bays de Noc and the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owner’s Tournament I spent several days with sponsors. I thought you might find it interesting to learn about what we do and how we do it.
My rookie season on the Elite Series is over, and I finished lucky 13th overall. That put me 3rd in the Rookie of the Year race, behind my friends Jacob Powroznik and Justin Lucas, but every time I think about what that means I have to laugh a little.
In one way, the big story from the Lake Norman Southern Open was Ron Farrow of Rock City, S.C. The 41-year-old sheetrock specialist was fishing his first-ever B.A.S.S. event. He didn't enter the tournament until the last minute.
The "bubble boy" left Lake Norman on Friday, still on the bubble. Cliff Prince had entered the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open presented by Allstate hoping to keep his Bassmaster Classic fate in his hands.
Williams was shocked by how tough Lake Norman got after the cold front passed through the area on Saturday night.
South Carolina Elite Series pro Andy Montgomery claimed victory by sacking three solid limits that totaled 37 pounds, 10 ounces.
See how the Top 12 pros and cos fared on the final day on Lake Norman.