Lake Guntersville lies in wait for the 113 Bassmaster Elite Series pros, who have been on a journey -- somewhat roundabout -- from Texas to Alabama for the last two weeks.
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The ones who are already in Guntersville have likely seen this sign welcoming them to the area ...
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... and if they haven't, they've surely seen resident Chris Lane's billboard. Chad Pipkens isn't the only pro with a hair sponsor! The rest of this gallery shows what the pros have been up to the last couple of weeks, whether it's time with family, working with sponsors or fishing for fun. Keep up with all of them here and on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.
How do the rules work as far as Lady Luck goes in a pond fishing challenge? I got absolutely whooped by @kpalaniuk and I'm sure there was some kind of unfair advantage? Hit Texoma today and Lake Fork tomorrow warming up for GVille next week!
My neighbor and fellow Elite Series competitor Justin Lucas sometimes leaves his garage door open. When he does, I take full advantage and help myself to look through his stash of secret lures. With the Guntersville tournament approaching I went straight for his box labeled "Best Gville Baits."
Got on a good punching bite on #caddolake and caught this #hawg flipping a @reinsfishing black blue ring craw on a @dobynsrods champion extreme 795 FLIP and a @lews_fishing bb1 pro 7:01 with 65 lb gamma torque braid and an 1.2 oz #reinstungsten slip sinker. I want to thank @jwoodallfishing for taking me out there the last couple days. He guides on that beautiful lake.
Kevin Hawk, who lives in Guntersville and will be able to sleep in his own bed next week, is happy that he gets to eat at his favorite sushi place while the tournament is going on. See more of his photos and the rest of the pros' pics throughout practice and the tournament here.