Between Sabine and Guntersville

The pros had a short break between the first Elite Series event of the year on the Sabine and the second on Guntersville. Most of them spent their time catching monster fish.

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.
Photo: Kevin Hawk - 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.
The ones who are already in Guntersville have likely seen this sign welcoming them to the area ...
Photo: Kevin Hawk - The ones who are already in Guntersville have likely seen this sign welcoming them to the area ...
<p>... 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 <a href=
Photo: Kevin Hawk - ... 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.
<p>8.4!!!!</p> <p><a href=
8.4!!!! Scott Ashmore
<p>Lake Ouachita is about to be wide open.</p> <p><a href=
Lake Ouachita is about to be wide open. Stephen Browning
<p>Won the Morristown Marine today with my brother. Caught 21.92 lbs. What a special day. We have been fishing Norris since we were kids.</p> <p><a href=
Won the Morristown Marine today with my brother. Caught 21.92 lbs. What a special day. We have been fishing Norris since we were kids. Brandon Card
<p>Check it out! Mason just caught a 5 1/2 pound largemouth. He's having a blast today. ‪#largemouthbass‬ ‪#fishing‬ ‪#ThatsMySon‬</p> <p><a href=
Check it out! Mason just caught a 5 1/2 pound largemouth. He's having a blast today. ‪#largemouthbass‬ ‪#fishing‬ ‪#ThatsMySon‬ Brent Chapman
<p>I got to throw out the first pitch today for the East Lincoln Optimist Club spring baseball season. Christian has his first tee ball game today at 4.</p> <p><a href=
I got to throw out the first pitch today for the East Lincoln Optimist Club spring baseball season. Christian has his first tee ball game today at 4. Hank Cherry
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Jason Christie boating another one while filming some videos yesterday. -- YUM
<p>With the big truck getting wrapped and down to 1 vehicle. I get to take these 3 beauties to school and work. Wish I could do it everyday. ‪#‎happydaddy‬ ‪#‎blessed‬</p> <p><a href=
With the big truck getting wrapped and down to 1 vehicle. I get to take these 3 beauties to school and work. Wish I could do it everyday. ‪#‎happydaddy‬ ‪#‎blessed‬ Brandon Coulter
<p>Father daughter dance is always one of those times you remember forever as a father.</p> <p><a href=
Father daughter dance is always one of those times you remember forever as a father. John Crews
<p>I'm a hardcore tournament angler....until Sara says she wants to go fishing.</p> <p><a href=
I'm a hardcore tournament angler....until Sara says she wants to go fishing. Cliff Crochet
<p>Took my dad and brother Tommy fishing on Cherokee and caught a few nice Browns today!</p> <p><a href=
Took my dad and brother Tommy fishing on Cherokee and caught a few nice Browns today! Ott DeFoe
<p>Enjoying the California Delta these past couple days!</p> <p><a href=
Enjoying the California Delta these past couple days! Kurt Dove
<p>Back home and on the Rosawesome beach. Back to fishing next week. #gopro</p> <p><a href=
Back home and on the Rosawesome beach. Back to fishing next week. #gopro Brent Ehrler
<p>Had a great time taking the high school boys out for their little Bassmaster derby today. They find out who won tomorrow but it looked like they did pretty good to me.</p> <p><a href=
Had a great time taking the high school boys out for their little Bassmaster derby today. They find out who won tomorrow but it looked like they did pretty good to me. James Elam
<p>They're munching on the Arkansas River today with the Bass Pro Shops film crew!</p> <p><a href=
They're munching on the Arkansas River today with the Bass Pro Shops film crew! Edwin Evers
<p>Its cold in Bama but they still bitin! #closeup</p> <p><a href=
Its cold in Bama but they still bitin! #closeup Seth Feider
<p>So yesterday was one of those days you dream about for a photo shoot! My little buddy Oakley caught some AL STUDS and Robin and I had a ball watching him Shine! ‪#‎WhiteOakWhitetailsLodge</p> <p><a href=
So yesterday was one of those days you dream about for a photo shoot! My little buddy Oakley caught some AL STUDS and Robin and I had a ball watching him Shine! ‪#‎WhiteOakWhitetailsLodge Randy Howell
<p>Learning to have the eye of the tiger and learning to LOVE the sport! Check out the Ike Foundation on Facebook! ‪#‎ikefoundation‬ ‪#‎kidsfishing‬</p> <p><a href=
Learning to have the eye of the tiger and learning to LOVE the sport! Check out the Ike Foundation on Facebook! ‪#‎ikefoundation‬ ‪#‎kidsfishing‬ Mike Iaconelli
<p>Kentucky Lake.</p> <p><a href=
Kentucky Lake. Ken Iyobe
<p>Caught us some bulls today!! Fun to mix it up!</p> <p><a href=
Caught us some bulls today!! Fun to mix it up! Jordan Lee
<p>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!</p> <p><a href=
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! Carl Jocumsen
<p>My turn ... a 10.5 on a YUM Bad Mama!</p> <p><a href=
My turn ... a 10.5 on a YUM Bad Mama! Alton Jones
<p>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."</p> <p><a href=
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." Kevin Hawk
<p>Doing a little work at Bass Pro today with Bill and Terry. ‪#‎gopro‬ ‪#‎moritz‬ ‪#‎basspro‬</p> <p><a href=
Doing a little work at Bass Pro today with Bill and Terry. ‪#‎gopro‬ ‪#‎moritz‬ ‪#‎basspro‬ Mike Kernan
<p>Catching toads today at the Quantum photo shoot. Matt sure knows how to catch-em!! @mattleefishing @quantumperformancetuned</p> <p><a href=
Catching toads today at the Quantum photo shoot. Matt sure knows how to catch-em!! @mattleefishing @quantumperformancetuned Gary Klein
<p>Had a blast hangin out at Huntland High School's project graduation expo today. Always good to see young people taking an interest in the sport! Best of luck seniors, CHASE YOUR DREAMS!!</p> <p><a href=
Had a blast hangin out at Huntland High School's project graduation expo today. Always good to see young people taking an interest in the sport! Best of luck seniors, CHASE YOUR DREAMS!! Brandon Lester
<p>#MakeShift #SwimbaitBox ... Drill holes, zip-tie holes, scrounge for the right hooks, hang baits, and close box #StickAFatOne #SAFOfishing #CandidUniversity #WeRigStuff</p> <p><a href=
#MakeShift #SwimbaitBox ... Drill holes, zip-tie holes, scrounge for the right hooks, hang baits, and close box #StickAFatOne #SAFOfishing #CandidUniversity #WeRigStuff Stephen Longobardi
<p>Ever had help running the trolling motor??</p> <p><a href=
Ever had help running the trolling motor?? Bill Lowen
<p>Don't think he was getting off! #pondfishing #bassfishing #abugarcia</p> <p><a href=
Don't think he was getting off! #pondfishing #bassfishing #abugarcia Justin Lucas
<p>Burger time with this stick. He's itching to get out there #MasterP</p> <p><a href=
Burger time with this stick. He's itching to get out there #MasterP Matt Lee
<p>Took the kids to their first air show in Tuscaloosa. We got to see a F22 Raptor fly - awesome!</p> <p><a href=
Took the kids to their first air show in Tuscaloosa. We got to see a F22 Raptor fly - awesome! Aaron Martens
<p>I moved some serious dirt with this bad boy yesterday. ‪#‎johndeererocks‬ ‪#‎aintmyskidsteersexy‬</p> <p><a href=
I moved some serious dirt with this bad boy yesterday. ‪#‎johndeererocks‬ ‪#‎aintmyskidsteersexy‬ Chad Morgenthaler
<p>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.</p> <p><a href=
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. Paul Mueller
<p>Mixed it up and went crappie fishing on Douglas.</p> <p><a href=
Mixed it up and went crappie fishing on Douglas. David Mullins
<p>With Lake Guntersville off-limits I've been fishing Smith recently to keep things sharp.</p> <p><a href=
With Lake Guntersville off-limits I've been fishing Smith recently to keep things sharp. Kevin Hawk
<p>There's not a lot of similarities between Guntersville and Smith Lake, but they both have boat docks.</p> <p><a href=
There's not a lot of similarities between Guntersville and Smith Lake, but they both have boat docks. Kevin Hawk
<p>@cabelas is packed for the Grand Opening in Berlin, MA. Come join us and bring the family I'll be here today and tomorrow 11-5</p> <p><a href=
@cabelas is packed for the Grand Opening in Berlin, MA. Come join us and bring the family I'll be here today and tomorrow 11-5 James Niggemeyer
<p>Can't believe this happened today....captured my new PB at 12lbs 4oz!! Caught her on an 8" Hudd, @abugarcia_fishing Fantasista Rod and #AbuGarcia Revo Beast with 20lb @berkleyfishing Floro!</p> <p><a href=
Can't believe this happened today....captured my new PB at 12lbs 4oz!! Caught her on an 8" Hudd, @abugarcia_fishing Fantasista Rod and #AbuGarcia Revo Beast with 20lb @berkleyfishing Floro! Brandon Palaniuk
<p>Now this was a fun one! Stay tuned for our fundraiser video during earth month!</p> <p><a href=
Now this was a fun one! Stay tuned for our fundraiser video during earth month! Chad Pipkens
<p>This greedy little hammer spotted bass even had my Big Bite Baits Fishing Lures BBKicker in his mouth! Are they biting on your lake? They are here.</p> <p><a href=
This greedy little hammer spotted bass even had my Big Bite Baits Fishing Lures BBKicker in his mouth! Are they biting on your lake? They are here. Russ Lane
<p>I gotta find better paying clients to take fishing. ‪#‎luckestrikesquarebill‬ Luck "E" Strike</p> <p><a href=
I gotta find better paying clients to take fishing. ‪#‎luckestrikesquarebill‬ Luck "E" Strike Marty Robinson
<p>Future Bass Kids right here! @bass_nation @legendboatsltd</p> <p><a href=
Future Bass Kids right here! @bass_nation @legendboatsltd Fred Roumbanis
<p>I love this time of year... @t_perk22 #fishing #ky #bassmaster #d&ltackle</p> <p><a href=
I love this time of year... @t_perk22 #fishing #ky #bassmaster #d&ltackle Bradley Roy
<p>Spending a few days this week practicing at Lake Havasu, AZ... By far the most scenic lake I've ever been on!!</p> <p><a href=
Spending a few days this week practicing at Lake Havasu, AZ... By far the most scenic lake I've ever been on!! Fletcher Shryock
<p>Heading out to do a some saltwater fishing today with the boys and friends. #GoPro #Huk</p> <p><a href=
Heading out to do a some saltwater fishing today with the boys and friends. #GoPro #Huk Kevin VanDam
<p>Two week road trip!!</p> <p>11 hour drive back home</p> <p>Our place at Guntersville</p> <p>Good to be home</p> <p>=nap on swinging bed</p> <p><a href=
Two week road trip!! 11 hour drive back home Our place at Guntersville Good to be home =nap on swinging bed Gerald Swindle
<p>This one was 9.5#. Caught on 1/2 oz black/blue 4x4 Bass Jigs with a black/blue Zoom Bait Z-Craw on a Halo Fishing Titanium Randall Tharp 7'6 flipping stick.</p> <p><a href=
This one was 9.5#. Caught on 1/2 oz black/blue 4x4 Bass Jigs with a black/blue Zoom Bait Z-Craw on a Halo Fishing Titanium Randall Tharp 7'6 flipping stick. Randall Tharp
<p>My view this evening!!! Wow!!! #lakehavasu</p> <p><a href=
My view this evening!!! Wow!!! #lakehavasu Dennis Tietje
<p>Chasing down some Steelhead on the river with the fly rod today!!! @fishgloomis @uafish #gopro #finesse #notjustbassfisherman #steelhead #bassmaster</p> <p><a href=
Chasing down some Steelhead on the river with the fly rod today!!! @fishgloomis @uafish #gopro #finesse #notjustbassfisherman #steelhead #bassmaster Jonathon VanDam
<p>Anyone else right handed but use left handed reels like <a href=
Anyone else right handed but use left handed reels like @davidwalkerfish ?!? Misty Walker
<p>"People only see what they are prepared to see." - Ralph Waldo Emerson</p> <p><a href=
"People only see what they are prepared to see." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Chris Zaldain
<p>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 <a href=
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.