Bassmaster Elite Series

A bass in the hand

Perpetual Tennessee River favorite Buddy Gross has made his way to the place he wanted to start, at around 9:30. “I just couldn’t run past that school,” remarked Gross as...

Christie’s crazy year

Christie has had a wild year. Winning the Classic, finishing one spot from dead last in the next Elite event on Santee Cooper a week later, and then following that...

Palaniuk, Pipkens upstream

What you see in this photo taken by Andy Crawford is occurring throughout the ledges of Pickwick Lake. It’s Brandon Palaniuk and Chad Pipkens, both of their boats aimed upstream,...

Martin making moves

Scott Martin is currently sitting in fourth. We just watched Martin boat one offshore over 3- pounds on what looked like a flutter spoon. We’ve seen a few other anglers...

Lester fishing shallow early

On the water photographer Shane Durance just caught up with Brandon Lester and gathered a little information for us on how his monster morning went down. We all assumed he...

Lester on fire

Brandon Lester is really pouring it on now, adding a 4- pound, 8- ounce bass and a 6- pounder within five minutes of each other, culling up unofficially to 19-...

AOY Update

Progressive Elite Series Angler of the Year contenders Brandon Lester and David Mullins have both experienced quick starts to the morning, putting the illusion of pressure at least on AOY...

The target weight

Every angler leaves the dock with a target weight in mind. Many will say they don’t, but deep down, there’s a number in there somewhere. They’ve made it through practice,...

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