Waiting for Evers

Steve Bowman and I and our guide, Kyle Schauf of Onalaska, are Power-Pole down in a small, but fishy looking backwater off the Mississippi River, waiting for a rendezvous with Edwin Evers. The 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic champion just now appeared around the bend, fishing his way toward us. This place is loaded with lily pads, duckweed and other vegetation. I can't wait to see what he's throwing.

Evers has tremendous confidence in this spot. Still 100 yards away, he yelled for us to stay put. "I'm going to catch the crap out of 'em right there in front of you!"