The 2017 Bassmaster season offered up so many intriguing story lines, it’s hard to pinpoint the best one. But the Daily Limit winnowed down a list of favorite posts. In honor of the holidays, we’re going with the 12 Dailies of Christmas as a wrap on the year.
Not coincidentally, each article seems to document bass fishing’s headliners and major happenings, like the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, the Toyota Angler of the Year and the Elite Series. Some were just good stories.
So, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. Enjoy.
Instances that killed Classic bids
We start not with those who qualified for the 2017 Classic, but the tales of woe from the first four anglers who failed to make it.
While last-man in Andy Montgomery reveled in his 11th-hour catches to qualify, there were four anglers within striking distance who lamented the single instance in the Elite season that killed their shot. Keith Poche, Fred Roumbanis, Tommy Biffle and Chris Lane, who all finished within seven points of a bid, picked off the scab to provide painful moments of their Classic close culls.
Olympics to Classic, get Eric Lopez
Eric Lopez, the director of event operations at B.A.S.S., has a resume that flashes some impressive venues, like Olympics and World Cup Soccer, among others.
So how did this inner city Chicago kid end up setting up Bassmaster venues for nearly two decades? Check out, “In any event, Lopez.”