Wounded Warrior lives his dream

Jul 23, 2012

An explosion in Afghanistan could not keep Marine Corporal Larry Draughn down. He has found new life on the weigh-in stage of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.

The ones that got away

Apr 11, 2012

Several weeks ago I wrote a column about a big fish that didn’t get away. This week I’m going to have to write one about a big fish — several, actually — that did get away.

Pirched for success

Apr 11, 2012

Arizonan Cliff Pirch may be the most accomplished tournament angler Bassmaster fans have never heard of — until this year, that is.

Tracy Adams beats the odds

Apr 10, 2012

Tracy Adams knows some impressive math: Compete in 12 Bassmaster events, get into the Bassmaster Classic two times. That’s one Classic berth for every six tournaments.

Swindle, Pirch & ‘incompetent’ at Norman

Apr 10, 2012

You’ve probably figured already that the incompetent in the title is yours truly. This was hammered into my noggin on the two days prior to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.

Photo gallery: Swindle, Pirch & ‘incompetent’ at Norman

Apr 10, 2012

I had the opportunity to pre-fish with pros Gerald Swindle and Cliff Pirch for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.

2012 Southern Open #2 Day Three Weigh-in

Apr 7, 2012

Check out images from the final day on Lake Norman!

Behind the scenes at Lake Norman

Apr 7, 2012

See the view from spectators and staffers during the final day of the second Southern Open of the season.

Adams masters Norman

Apr 7, 2012

Tracy Adams competed in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, and now he has an invitation to fish in the 2013 Classic, courtesy of his win on North Carolina's Lake Norman.

On the water with Tracy Adams

Apr 7, 2012

Head out on Lake Norman with the Day Two leader Tracy Adams.

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