It could be heard from the pre-tournament anglers' meeting in Orange, Texas, until Sunday's final weigh-in – the strong undercurrent formed by the year-end Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
The spools Hackney prefers are larger than those of pretty much every other Elite Series angler on tour, and most likely the ones you’re using too.
The top bass fishery in the nation according to Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list will get a chance to prove just why it earned that top spot as the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship will head to Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, for the first time in Elite Series history Sept. 17-20.
This was going to be the plan, win or lose: Greg Hackney would take his two sons, Drew (Andrew) 14, and Luke, 11, smallmouth bass fishing after the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year Championship.
Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney shares just how excruciating a three-day weather delay can be for the leader in a major tournament.
It is the quiet ones who have the most to say.
The term ‘big water’ gets used a lot by bass anglers that do their best to find and catch smallmouth while bobbing atop 21-feet of fiberglass as they float across what looks more like the ocean than a lake.
Anglers take to the chilly Michigan waters in search of glory.
The three men that are tantalizingly close to becoming the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
Although he's flush with adrenaline, Greg Hackney didn't need to worry about overheating during Monday's first practice day for the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year tournament on Lake Michigan.
If you look at AOY by the numbers, 20 anglers have won it — 10 of them more than once.