Davis in driver's seat

Even though Davis has some of the top finesse fishermen on the Elite tour on his tail, including wonderboy Aaron Martens, he's my pick to win this event.


You may not know it, but Davis, a longtime  Bassmaster veteran and former Classic champion and AOY title winner, has been deadly with spinning tackle since the days when short, pistol-grip baitcasting rods ruled the day.

Back then, spinning rods were called "sissy sticks." Now they're called essential tools.
Davis is as capable with a spinning rod as any Elite Series pro. To back up that statement, Davis just put a 5-pound smallie in the box. That's number three for him.
Davis is fishing again and chatting casually with the photographer in the boat with him. You'd think he was catching crappies for a fish fry.

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