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All about the chase

All about the chase

By James Hall

The traffic in Miami was terrible. That said, traffic in Miami is always terrible. Still, bumper­-bumper vehicles is not something you typically deal with when moving from one waypoint to the next...

LIVE gets livelier

LIVE gets livelier

By James Hall

If I didn’t work for B.A.S.S., I probably would have been fired last year. See, I have an addiction. During Elite Series events, I simply can’t turn off Bassmaster LIVE. As a matter of fact, I...

An unlikely reunion

An unlikely reunion

By James Hall

Captain Steve Carter was practicing for the European Open bass fishing tournament on Spain’s Lake Caspe in September 1986. He was serving in the U.S. Air Force in Zaragoza and spent his off-time...

Celebrating devotion

Expo visitors literally packed the Knoxville Convention Center hallways before the event officially opened.

Celebrating devotion

By James Hall

I go to a lot of sporting events. My daughter attends the University of Alabama (Roll Tide), so the football games are a great time to catch up. In my hometown of Birmingham, Ala., there is a minor...

Three big inspirations

Three big inspirations

By James Hall

“Big Bass. Big Stage. Big Dreams. That’s what the Elite Series represents to not only these pros, but to any angler ...”Drew Cook took a shot to the face with a bullet. Well, it was a bullet weight...

The smell of support

The smell of support

By James Hall

I bought a candle. I think it was the bramble berry scent, whatever that is. I do know that it was the color of my favorite junebug worm, which sealed the deal. The purchase was inspired by my...

Bad luck perspective

Bad luck perspective

By James Hall

Do you hang around people that have bad luck just to make yourself feel better? Wait, let me rephrase; that sounds mean. Do any of your good buddies happen to have a good run of bad luck, which...

Learning moment

Learning moment

By James Hall

Three things I’ve learned watching Cliff Pirch this morning:1. He turns the Lowrance on his console to face him while fishing on the front deck. He glances at both his bow unit (transducer at front...

Triple Play

Triple Play

By James Hall

Cliff Pirch just amazed me. Not with a fish catch, but by doing three things at the same time that most anglers struggle with individually. He made a cast, and while it was sinking, opened up a...

The Pirch clinic

The Pirch clinic

By James Hall

Cliff Pirch is on fire. In the last 15 minutes, he has broken off a big smallie and landed three others. One was short, the other two were in the 2- to 2 1/2-pound range.Hooked up again! This one...

Pirch strikes early

Pirch strikes early

By James Hall

We barely sat our boat down after locating Cliff Pirch when he set the hook. It couldn’t have been more than his third cast of the day. He fought the fish for .. ev .. er! I mean, it was a legit...

Cool move

Cool move

By James Hall

Bertrand just pulled up on the same piece of structure Lucas is fishing. As he was about to put his trolling motor in the water, Bertrand asked Lucas what he had. “I only have four, what about you?...

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