After making his last Elite Series cast in 2008, Kurt Dove returns for the 2013 Elite Series season as a “different angler” with an entirely new perspective.
“Every single tournament I had to catch them to make the Classic, and I really only had one bad tournament this entire year.” – Yusuke Miyazaki
“Starting the Elite Series season as the Classic champ, I would have liked to have known the preparation that it takes to be ‘on cue’ all the time.” – Chris Lane
Fishing a full Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour schedule is back in play for 2013.
“The traditional Christmas tree is the Scots Pine, but the Fraser Fir is really the Cadillac of the Christmas trees.” – Paul Elias
Chapman, DeFoe, Dudley, Lane, and Thrift earn First Team ALL-AMERICA honors.
Christie, Faircloth, Howell, Powroznik, and Scroggins earn Second Team CABELA'S ALL-AMERICA honors.
Randy Howell talks about the 2014 Guntersville Classic, King’s Home, Grand Lake, and the 2012 season.
CABELA’S First and Second Team ALL-AMERICA anglers will be announced on November 16th.
“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
PAA President Dave Mansue tackles what he feels are some of the biggest issues facing professional bass fishing.
PAA President Dave Mansue talks about his second year on the job….
Dave Mercer talks about rookies, crowds, the Classic, B.A.S.S., and behind the scenes moments from the 2012 season....
“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
“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 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.....
“It is certainly a thinking man’s tournament." - Dean Rojas
“Guiding and tournament fishing require two completely different mentalities.” – Justin Rackley
“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
Bryan Thrift comes from 9th place to win the TTBC in convincing fashion.
Brian Snowden leads Edwin Evers and Fred Roumbanis after two days on Lake Conroe.
Todd Faircloth and Jim Moynagh reach the 17 pound mark on Lake Conroe
“You’re liable to catch one deep and then catch the next one extremely shallow." - David Walker
Aaron Martens outduels Edwin Evers to take the title in Illinois.
Edwin Evers and Aaron Martens prevail on a tough Lake Decatur.
The final four is set – Evers, DeFoe, Martens, and Swindle advance at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week in Illinois
Edwin Evers brings in the only five bass limit on Thursday to lead All-Star Week in Decatur, Illinois.
No sandbagging here – it’s all about getting a keeper in the boat.
Tommy Biffle wins the PAA Tournament Series on the Arkansas River.
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.
“Fishing the Elite Series was like knowing basic math and getting thrown into a calculus class two days before the final exam.” – Michael Simonton