DRAGONFLY - RAYMARINE

THE STORIES

THE ROOKIE REALITY

“Fishing the Elite Series was like knowing basic math and getting thrown into a calculus class two days before the final exam.” – Michael Simonton

VANDAM ON 2012

“I was never in contention to win a tournament all year long, and that was really disappointing.” - Kevin VanDam

PHOTOS OF THE YEAR - ON STAGE

The BZ's Dave Rush breaks down his best shots from the 2012 Elite Series season.

PHOTOS OF THE YEAR - ON THE WATER

The BZ looks back on the best photos of the 2012 Elite Series season.

Z ON BZ - THE FINAL REPORT CARD

Chris Zaldain breaks down Oneida Lake and recaps his 2012 rookie season.

SOUNDZ OF SUNDAY - ONEIDA LAKE

Hear audio clips from the top finishers recorded moments after they weighed-in at Oneida Lake.

WHAT WENT WRONG? TERRY BUTCHER AT ONEIDA LAKE

Learn from the pros’ mistakes in The BASS ZONE’S post-tournament feature.

BOYD DUCKETT ON THE POST-GAME SHOW

Oneida Lake Champion, Boyd Duckett joins Mark in studio, Matt and Dave on location at Oneida Lake after the final day action.

CHEERS....DUCKETT WINS ONEIDA, CLASSIC BOUND

Boyd Duckett is going back to the Classic. The Alabama pro earned a trip to Grand Lake with a huge final day limit weighing 17 pounds. Randy Howell finished 2nd, just 6 ounces behind Duckett.

HOWELL AFTER 3 - CHAPMAN EARNS AOY - CARD EARNS ROY

Brent Chapman earned his first career Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year on Day 3 at Oneida Lake. He caught 13-07 and qualified for the final day in 6th place, his fifth top 12 finish of the season. No change in the Top 3, Howell, Duckett and Rook.

HOWELL / DUCKETT ON THE POST-GAME SHOW

Randy Howell and Boyd Duckett joins Mark in studio, Matt and Dave on location at Oneida Lake after the Day 2 action.

HOWELL LEADS ONEIDA - CHAPMAN SLAMMING THE DOOR

Randy Howell earned a 16-06 limit today to take the lead after 2 days at Oneida Lake. Boyd Duckett made a big move to 2nd with a huge 17 pound limit. Chapman on cruise control.

DAY 1 ONEIDA LAKE POST-GAME SHOW

Mark, Matt and Dave welcome special guest, David Walker.

IKE OWNS DAY 1 - CHAPMAN IN CONTROL OF AOY

Mike Iaconelli brought an impressive limit to the stage on Thursday weighing 20-3 to take the lead at the final Elite Series stop.

DAY 1 AT ONEIDA MORNING UPDATE

The morning of Day 1 at Oneida Lake. Interviews with Chapman, DeFoe and Prince.

ONEIDA LAKE PRE-GAME SHOW

Bobby Lane joins Mark in studio, Matt and Dave on location at Oneida Lake. What is the scoop from the final Elite Series event of the year? Find out now.

ONEIDA ON THE HORIZON

The final Elite Series tournament of the 2012 regular season kicks off this week in New York

JAMIE HORTON’S CLASSIC HOPES

“For me, making the Classic through the Elite Series would be just like making the Classic for the first time." - Jamie Horton

FIGHTIN’ IN THE 40’S

Three Elite Series Pros just outside the Classic cut headed to Oneida….

"WordZ" FROM THE FLW CUP CHAMPION

Jacob Wheeler in his own words.....

JACOB CLIMBS TO THE TOP OF THE LADDER

Jacob Wheeler leads wire-to-wire to win the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier.

ON THE VERGE OF HISTORY

21-year-old Jacob Wheeler increases his lead to nearly 6 pounds on Lake Lanier.

WHEELER KEEPS ROLLING

Despite a lighter effort on Friday, Jacob Wheeler holds his lead in the Forrest Wood Cup.

HOT WHEELER

Jacob Wheeler cruises to a big lead with a 21-15 limit to open the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier.

SEVEN CUP QUESTIONS

The BASS ZONE digs for answers on the eve of the Forrest Wood Cup.

ROUMBANIS BACK IN THE BUBBLE

“Consistency starts getting your confidence rolling again….it puts you back inside the confidence bubble.” – Fred Roumbanis

DEAN ROJAS: GOLF CADDY

Life lessons learned on the water – passed on though a golf tournament.

DAREDEVIL OF THE ELITE SERIES

Skydiving, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, and cliff diving - welcome to the leisure pursuits of Brandon Card.

BOOM BOOM SLAMS THE DOOR

Fred Roumbanis edges Paul Elias for the PAA title on Neely Henry Lake

HACKNEY LEADS ON NEELY HENRY

Greg Hackney holds a slim lead in the PAA Tournament Series on Alabama's Neely Henry

PANNELL LEADS PAA ON NEELY HENRY

Alabama’s Kenny Pannell tops the field on Neely Henry Lake with 14.61 pounds on Thursday.

PAA PREVIEW: NEELY HENRY

The PAA Tournament Series kicks off the second stop of the season on the Coosa Chain in Alabama

THE MONTH AHEAD

It’s going to be a busy August in professional bass fishing….

MORIZO GOES INTERNATIONAL IN OKLAHOMA

The BZ was there as Elite Series pro Morizo Shimizu filmed an episode of his Japanese TV show "Burning Heart" in northeast Oklahoma.

PRINCE'S SOLID ROOKIE SEASON

“It hasn’t been a great year, but to fish against these guys and have the year that I’ve had so far shows me that I can hold my own." - Cliff Prince