Topics: the U.S. Open

Fight for Classic berths

Sep 17, 2014

Drama will unfold at both ends of the 50-man field during this week’s Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Mich.

On second thought

Aug 18, 2013

My goal for any tournament is never to finish in second place, but I seem to do it a lot.

Clear-water spinnerbaits

Feb 1, 2013

When I began my career, spinnerbaits were considered tools for stained to muddy water conditions. Sure, there were exceptions. But that was pretty much the norm.

Putting two good days together

Jun 21, 2012

Who's the best on the first day of Elite events? You can find out right here.

Finals Matchup: A-Mart vs. Evers

Jul 27, 2011

With recent U.S. Open title, Martens on roll but meets Evers, considered ‘most dangerous’ in top eight field.

Martens’ hectic journey

Jul 22, 2011

Despite several setbacks, Aaron Martens made a run reminiscent of Smokey and the Bandit, only he went from Las Vegas to Montgomery, Ala

Swindle finds sweet spot

Jul 22, 2011

For the 12 Bassmaster Elite Series pros competing here, Lake Jordan has a little bit of everything – shallow grass, creek channels, islands, boat docks, underwater humps, deep ledges, brushpiles, current, no current and, yes, women in bikinis.

One All-Star M.I.A.

Jul 20, 2011

Only 11 of the 12 Elite Series pros qualified for the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week competition were on hand for the pre-tournament dinner. One was busy fishing far away.

Beyond 'The Bachelor'

Mar 4, 2008

His friends talked him into going on The Bachelor, but Byron Velvick just wanted to get back on the water.

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