DRAGONFLY - RAYMARINE

THE STORIES

McCAGHREN KEYING ON CONSISTENCY

“After I made it through my first year, I had this notion that it would get a little easier. It hasn’t.” – Billy McCaghren

FOUR CAN’T-MISS TOURNAMENTS IN 2012

The most intriguing stops on the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour….

MORGENTHALER’S MAJOR FOCUS

“I’ve still got a lot of work to do, but I feel like recently, I’ve been making the right moves.” – Chad Morgenthaler

BRODY’S ROAD TO REDEMPTION

“My dream should not be extinguished because I let self-doubt come into play.” – Brent Broderick

THE FLORIDA FACTOR

Just how much does the home field advantage play in The Sunshine State? The numbers might surprise you…

WHAT WENT WRONG?

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

SHRYOCK READY FOR HIS CLASSIC AND ELITE SERIES DEBUT

“At this point, the initial shock of qualifying for the Classic has passed me. I want to do well. I’m trying to figure out how I can take what I’ve done and keep pushing ahead.” – Fletcher Shryock

TUCKER’S LONG-AWAITED CLASSIC

“It shows me that maybe I am supposed to be here. I feel very blessed and fortunate to be able to experience another Classic.” – Mark Tucker

THE WALKER CHRONICLES: PART TWO

"I really wanted to get back to the Classic and I was able to accomplish that goal my first year back, so that is really satisfying." - David Walker

B.A.S.S. RULES ON MULTI-LURE RIGS

Elias, KVD, KJ, McClelland, Kennedy and Roumbanis respond…

THE WALKER CHRONICLES

"In Japan every time you open a lure it is like you are opening a gift because it is just so elaborate." - David Walker

RED RIVER AND BEYOND WITH DEAN ROJAS

“This Classic is going to be a game of constantly evaluating everything and trying to make the right decisions to stay one step ahead.” – Dean Rojas

COCHRAN LOOKING FOR "ONE MORE"

“I’ll be 62 this year and I want to make it back to that FLW Championship because I’d really like to win one more world championship.” – George Cochran

MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING - THE MAKING OF.....

The BASS ZONE takes an inside look at the making of the first pay-per-view from the Winnercomm studios. Boyd Duckett, Gary Klein and the Winnercomm production crew give the BZ viewers a behind the scene view.

KENYON HILL ON THE RECORD

“You can always make more money but you can never make more time. It’s important to invest your time in something that you’re truly passionate in and feel good about.” – Kenyon Hill

PALANIUK EAGER TO START HIS SOPHOMORE CAMPAIGN

“I think that I’ll be able to focus a little bit more on my fishing and balance my time a little bit better.” – Brandon Palaniuk

KEEPING THE MOMENTUM

Five anglers looking to get off to a fast start in 2012….

ELITE SERIES WINNING BAITS

The BZ takes a look at the winning baits from 2011

McMILLAN FINDING HIS OKEECHOBEE GROOVE AGAIN

“Right now, the fishing on Okeechobee is unbelievable and there’s really no way to describe it. It’s pretty awesome.” - Brandon McMillan

2011 IN FOCUS

Some of The BZ’s best photos from the 2011 season ....

BEHIND THE STAGE

The BZ’s best quotes from behind the weigh-in stage during the 2011 Elite Series season....

WORDS OF ADVICE

The BZ remembers the best educational quotes from 2011

ROUMBANIS’ AND REMITZ’ SOUTH AFRICA ADVENTURE

“It’s not very often that you see a lion or a rhino drinking water when you’re bass fishing on Lake Guntersville.” – Derek Remitz

Q & A WITH JVD

“The amount of stuff that I learned just last year alone is probably more than everything I’d learned up until that point combined.” – Jonathon VanDam

SAID STEPPING DOWN FROM THE ELITES

“It was everything that I had hoped it would be. I loved being on the road for that long and I loved fishing the new bodies of water.” – Ryan Said

TIETJE TO TAKE MEDICAL EXEMPTION FOR 2012 SEASON

“My back was keeping me from fishing at 100%. It was really tough knowing what I should be able to do and not being able to get it done.” – Dennis Tietje

SPRING TRAINING REVISITED

The BZ takes a look back at some of the big questions that were answered during the 2011 season

DO YOU HAVE THE WORST TACKLE ROOM IN AMERICA?

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CROCHET INTENDS TO CHANNEL HIS COMPETITIVE DRIVE

“Adversity builds character and the second half of last season was filled with adversity. I hated it but you’ve got to go through it and learn from it in order to get better.” – Cliff Crochet

MERCER ON (AND OFF) THE RECORD: PART TWO

“There’s a comfort that develops over time with anything that you do and I don’t care if it’s writing an article, riding a bike, fishing a bass tournament, or emceeing the Bassmaster Classic.” – Dave Mercer

MERCER ON (AND OFF) THE RECORD

Bassmaster Elite Series emcee, Dave Mercer, talks Facts of Fishing, breaks down his first season behind the microphone with the Elite Series, and look ahead to 2012.

EHRLER IS CONSTANTLY IN THE HUNT

“I want to be consistent. I want to be in the hunt for Angler of the Year. I want to win.”

LEDOUX COMMITS TO THE ELITES FOR 2012

I didn’t know if it would ever come true but this goes to show that with a lot of hard work and dedication that you can make it happen.” - Kevin Ledoux

NIGGEMEYER LOOKS TO TURN OPEN SUCCESS INTO ELITE GOLD

“I want to push myself to not be content with a good day or a good bag, to always try to push it more.”

IT'S A GRAND CLASSIC IN 2013

Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees will be the playing field for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic....