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THE STORIES

CABELA’S 2012 FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA ANGLERS UNVEILED

Chapman, DeFoe, Dudley, Lane, and Thrift earn First Team ALL-AMERICA honors.

CABELA’S 2012 SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA ANGLERS UNVEILED

Christie, Faircloth, Howell, Powroznik, and Scroggins earn Second Team CABELA'S ALL-AMERICA honors.

CATCHING UP WITH RANDY HOWELL

Randy Howell talks about the 2014 Guntersville Classic, King’s Home, Grand Lake, and the 2012 season.

THEN AND NOW

The BASS ZONE revisits some preseason storylines from 2012...

SELECTION UNDERWAY FOR THE 2012 CABELA’S ALL-AMERICA TEAM

CABELA’S First and Second Team ALL-AMERICA anglers will be announced on November 16th.

KENYON HILL PUTS ON THE CAMO

“I’d say that I get just as excited for opening day of duck season as I do for the first Elite Series tournament of the year.” - Kenyon Hill

MIKE ON GRAND

Mike McClelland looks ahead to the Grand Lake Classic...

A WORD FROM THE PAA PRESIDENT: PART 2

PAA President Dave Mansue tackles what he feels are some of the biggest issues facing professional bass fishing.

A WORD FROM THE PAA PRESIDENT: PART 1

PAA President Dave Mansue talks about his second year on the job….

MERCER UNMIKED: PART 2

Dave Mercer talks about rookies, crowds, the Classic, B.A.S.S., and behind the scenes moments from the 2012 season....

MERCER UNMIKED: PART 1

“One thing I learned about Gerald Swindle is that the way he is wearing his hat on stage dictates what type of interview I’m going to get from him that day.” – Dave Mercer

JACOB WHEELER REVISITED

“People are asking me if I’ve come off of my high, but I still get up every morning and it’s still hard to believe that I actually won and it’s real.”

THE GOLDEN TICKET CONCEPT

The Golden Ticket concept would add one additional spot to the Bassmaster Classic field that would be filled by the B.A.S.S. member who was holding the Golden Ticket.....

INSIDE THE WON BASS U.S. OPEN

“It is certainly a thinking man’s tournament." - Dean Rojas

THE GUIDING ROUTE

“Guiding and tournament fishing require two completely different mentalities.” – Justin Rackley

UNDER THE RADAR

Six stories you should know from the 2012 Elite Series season.

HERREN BACKED IT UP IN 2012

“I made the decision that I wasn’t going to get outworked. I might get outfished, but I wasn’t going to get outworked anymore.” - Matt Herren

THE TTBC IN PHOTOS

A look a back at Toyota Texas Bass Classic week on Lake Conroe

THRIFT'S CONROE COMEBACK

Bryan Thrift comes from 9th place to win the TTBC in convincing fashion.

SNOWDEN TAKES THE TTBC LEAD

Brian Snowden leads Edwin Evers and Fred Roumbanis after two days on Lake Conroe.

FAIRCLOTH AND MOYNAGH LEAD TTBC

Todd Faircloth and Jim Moynagh reach the 17 pound mark on Lake Conroe

TTBC PREVIEW: LAKE CONROE

“You’re liable to catch one deep and then catch the next one extremely shallow." - David Walker

AARON MARTENS: ALL-STAR WEEK CHAMPION

Aaron Martens outduels Edwin Evers to take the title in Illinois.

MARTENS VS. EVERS IN ALL-STAR FINALE

Edwin Evers and Aaron Martens prevail on a tough Lake Decatur.

ON TO LAKE DECATUR...

The final four is set – Evers, DeFoe, Martens, and Swindle advance at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week in Illinois

EVERS FINDS A LIMIT

Edwin Evers brings in the only five bass limit on Thursday to lead All-Star Week in Decatur, Illinois.

ALL-STAR UPDATE: IT’S TOUGH ON SHELBYVILLE

No sandbagging here – it’s all about getting a keeper in the boat.

BIFFLE TAKES CARE OF BUSINESS ON THE RIVER

Tommy Biffle wins the PAA Tournament Series on the Arkansas River.

SEAN STAFFORD WINS U.S. OPEN

While a large portion of the field showed their dexterity, in the end it was Sean Stafford who made the best decisions and emerged as the 2012 WON Bass Nitro Boats / Mercury Outboards U.S. Open Champion.

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.