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THE STORIES

BZ REWIND: BOBBY LANE ON THE LINKS

With his wire-to-wire win the Bassmaster Open this past weekend, The BZ takes a look back at Line LinkZ with Bobby and Andy Bean from last season.

THREE FACTORS FOR LAKE MARTIN

With the Elite Series season days away, here are three things to follow next week at Lake Martin.

ZALDAIN RECHARGED

After a disappointing 2017, Chris Zaldain enters the 2018 season with a new outlook.

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM OKEECHOBEE

Looking back at the start of the FLW Tour season this past week in Florida.

FREDERICK WINS FLW TOUR ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE

Tim Frederick edges Bryan Schmitt for the FLW Tour title on Lake Okeechobee.

FREDERICK LEADS DAY THREE ON OKEECHOBEE

With 65-6, Tim Frederick takes the lead into the final day of the FLW Tour on Okeechobee.

SCHMITT KEEPS THE LEAD ON OKEECHOBEE ON DAY TWO

With 48-3, Bryan Schmitt keeps the lead at the FLW Tour stop on Lake Okeechobee.

SCHMITT LEADS DAY ONE OF FLW TOUR ON OKEECHOBEE

Bryan Schmitt weighs-in 24-11 to lead day one of the FLW Tour stop on Okeechobee.

THE SPRAGUE REPORT: LAKE OKEECHOBEE PREVIEW

The 2018 FLW Tour season kicks off Thursday morning on Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

OCAMICA’S MAKE OR BREAK SEASON

“This is my second year on the Elite Series, and after the season that I had in 2017, I’m well aware of the fact that it’s either put up or shut up.”

REED READY TO BUILD ON 2017

“If your head isn’t in the game, there’s no way that you’re going to come out the way that you want to.”

ROJAS SIGNS WITH SUZUKI AND BLAZER BOATS

“With everything in life, change is inevitable. The key is that you have to welcome those changes and use the positive energy and momentum as fuel for the fire.” – Dean Rojas

THE 2018 FLW TOUR

Looking ahead at some of the interesting storylines this season on the FLW Tour . . .

SPRAGUE SET FOR 2018

With a new ride and new title sponsor, Jeff Sprague is looking to build on his past two seasons on the FLW Tour.

THE DETERMINATON OF JAY BRAINARD

"I don't like to sit still...I want to get better all the time and keep improving."

THE SEVEN OVER 60

Seven Elite Series pros will be 60+ when the 2018 season starts in February.

2018 STORYLINES TO FOLLOW

Here are some of the storylines to follow during the 2018 season of professional bass fishing . . .

BREAKING DOWN THE 2018 SEASON OF PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING

A look at the schedules for the Elite Series and FLW Tour heading into the new year.

BTL: YEAR IN REVIEW

Check out some of the top moments from the 2017 season of BASS TALK LIVE.

THE BEST BZ STORIES AND VIDEOS FROM 2017

Revisiting some of the top stories that The BZ covered this past season.

THE BZ'S TOP OFF-THE-WATER MOMENTS FROM 2017

The BZ Crew talks about the most impactful things that happened off the water this past season in professional bass fishing.

THE BZ'S TOP ON-THE-WATER MOMENTS FROM THE 2017 ELITE SERIES

Mark Jeffreys, Matt Pangrac, and Dave Rush talk about their top moment from this past Elite Series season.

MERCER ON 2017 (PART 2)

The Elite Series emcee talks about Palaniuk’s AOY, Connell’s emotional win, under the radar moments, and the Arctic Circle.

MERCER ON 2017 (PART 1)

Elite Series emcee, Dave Mercer, goes on the record with The BASS ZONE to talk about the past year in professional bass fishing.

SILVESTER’S INTERNATIONAL LEARNING CURVE

In his first bass tournament in America, Dean Silvester nearly made the Bassmaster Classic.

ROUMBANIS’ YEAR OF CHANGES

“Without a doubt, 2017 has been the most emotional year of my career.”

THE SPOHRER STORY

How Gerald Spohrer climbed to the Elite Series after starting tournament fishing in 2011.

RICK MORRIS’ ELITE SERIES COMEBACK

Three years after making his last cast on the Elite Series, Rick Morris returns for the 2018 season.

COLLINGS' RAPID RISE

“I eat, sleep, and breathe fishing. Even when I’m deer hunting, I find myself thinking about how I’m going to catch my next bass.” – Sheldon Collings

ROY HAWK HEADED TO THE ELITE SERIES

“It’s a totally different mentality and a different rhythm on the Elite Series.”

THE LOST FOOTAGE: CHRIS LANE VS. BOBBY LANE

In 2015, Chris Lane and Bobby Lane took part in an epic one-on-one battle on Lake Toho...

THE POWER OF THE TROPHY

Does an Elite Series win equal longevity on the Elite Series?

HARTMAN'S HOMEWORK

“If I hadn’t done the homework, I think that I would have spun out in a lot more of the tournaments.”

CAPTURING THE CHAOS

Behind the lens with Scott Martin's on-the-road cameraman...

THRIFT’S “DUMPSTER FIRE” DOMINANCE

No pattern? No problem for Bryan Thrift.