Bassmaster Elite Series

New Elite: Kyle Norsetter

At age 36, Wisconsin’s Kyle Norsetter decided it was time to take a shot at becoming a professional bass angler, his lifelong dream. He signed up to fish the Bassmaster...

New Elite: Cole Sands

Ole Davy Crockett didn’t have much on Tennessee’s Cole Sands who finished third in the overall 2022 Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year standings. The “Ballad of Davy Crockett” was...

Finally Soukup’s time

Bassmaster Elite Series rookie John Soukup has a story that’s almost too complicated to tell in one part. It’s better split into sections — even if the sections don’t always...

Bryan Schmitt’s humble beginnings

The toughest part about humble beginnings — the callous, unfair comparisons — can impede or inspire. Bryan Schmitt chose the latter. For clarity, that’s two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Bryan Schmitt....

New Elite: Bryant Smith

With a second-place finish at Lake Hartwell for the final Bassmaster Southern Open of 2022, Californian Bryant Smith garnered enough points to claim second in that division’s Angler of the...

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