This unique two-lake tournament was all about spawning bass. During the Bassmaster Elite at Bull Shoals/Norfork, the water surface temperature started at 59 degrees on the Sunday morning of the first practice day and ended at 71 degrees on the Sunday afternoon of the final tournament day, as measured by champion Randall Tharp from “the exact same place” in Norfork Lake. Enhancing the spawning activity was April’s full moon, which occurred on Friday. The following is a brief rundown of the baits each angler used.
All captions: Steve Wright