The pros knew big fish would be caught in the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee last week. After dock talk that the Big O wasn’t producing weights like the 2012 Elite visit, that was quickly disproved. Tyler Carriere showed how it was done with this Day 1 9-pound, 5-ounce lunker that held on for the Phoenix Boats Big Bass of the event, earning the rookie $1,500.
All captions: Mike Suchan