Showing Results For Tag "Bassmasters"
|Seat-of-your-pants orientation rules
April 01, 2012 at 7:25 am
Once upon a time, one of the most tedious things we boaters and fishermen attempted was to figure out exactly where we were on a lake map or chart. Few freshwater fishermen bothered to mount a compass on their boat and just used shoreline sightings and depth soundings to figure out where they were.
|Redfish and bass love swimbaits
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
With the combination of redfish and largemouth bass becoming more prevalent around Lafitte because of the Davis Pond diversion canal, it only makes sense for anglers to throw baits that target both fish at one time.
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Fishing is a spectrum, and just as tiny baits and delicate tactics hold a solid position at one end, the opposite end sees the profound relevance of big and bold. Tubes are no exception, and large, fringy monsters twice the size — or more — of standard models can prove highly productive in the right scenarios.
|Ish scores wire-to-wire victory Elite Series win on Okeechobee
March 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm
When Ish Monroe wins in the Bassmaster Elite Series, he goes big.
California’s Monroe won the Power-Pole Slam Sunday on Lake Okeechobee with a four-day total of 108 pounds, 5 ounces. It was his second Elite win. His first, six years ago on Lake Amistad in the inaugural event of the newly formed series, was also by more than 100 pounds — 104-8 to be exact.
|Monroe in slim lead after third day of Elite Series tournament on Okeechobee
March 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm
Nothing short of a heroic effort Saturday could have knocked Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., off his lead of 13 pounds, 11 ounces in the Bassmaster Elite Series Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee.
Meet Chris Lane, almost-hero. He brought 31 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales Saturday (March 24) and put it up against Monroe’s 18 pounds, 2 ounces. The result was Monroe, 77-6, Lane 76-12.
Suddenly, after trailing Monroe from afar after two days, Lane was only 10 ounces behind.
|Monroe maintains lead after two days of Okeechobee Elite Series
March 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm
Smashing a six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series record and threatening others, Ish Monroe increased his lead Friday to 13 pounds, 11 ounces, in the Power-Pole Slam over his nearest challenger, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
Monroe weighed in 24-15 Friday to add to his gigantic first-day sack of 34-5 for a two-day total of 59-4 on Lake Okeechobee. Lane, who won Bassmaster events on Okeechobee in 2006 and 2010, had 45-9 for second place, moving up from fourth.
|Monroe takes commanding lead in first day of Okeechobee Elite Series stop
March 23, 2012 at 10:11 am
Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., had one of those magical days all pros dream about: hauling aboard lunker after lunker after lunker. The five best added up to 34 pounds, 5 ounces, giving Monroe the first-day lead in the Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee by 8 pounds, 12 ounces, over Davy Hite.
So good was his day, Monroe was able to cull a 6-plus-pounder, trading it in for what turned out to be his largest, a 7-11.
|Jones clinches Elite Series win on Florida's St. Johns River
March 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm
Alton Jones’ Sunday victory on the St. Johns River was all the sweeter for the redemption sprinkled on top.
He finally got the St. Johns Bassmaster Elite Series win that slipped through his fingers last season. That memory, and the fact that he ran out of time Sunday to entice a lunker he could see on a bed, gave the Texas pro a few tense moments as he was waiting for the final-day trek to the scales. He was feeling shaky despite the 9-pound lead he had going into the day.
|Jones extends Elite Series lead in third day of St. Johns River tournament
March 18, 2012 at 7:17 am
Texas pro Alton Jones extended his lead in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series opener on Florida’s St. Johns River to just more than 9 pounds yesterday (March 17).
His 62-pound, 14-ounce total might seem insurmountable, but anything can happen in a tournament during huge sacks of bass are being caught.
|Former Bassmaster Classic champ Jones takes second-day lead of St. Johns River Elite Series stop
March 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Alton Jones jumped from 17th to the top position after the second day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Florida’s St. Johns River on the strength of a two-day total of 44 pounds, 14 ounces.
His nearly 28 1/2-pound second-day sack gave him a margin of more than 7 pounds over his nearest competition, Virginia’s Rick Morris and Tennessee’s David Walker.
|Tucker leads first day of St. Johns River Elite Series stop
March 16, 2012 at 7:00 am
Bassmaster Elite Series pros Greg Hackney and Cliff Crochet are starting the 2012 season strong, with each of the Louisiana pros moving into the second day of the circuit’s first stop in the top five.
Hackney weighed in the largest bass during the first day of the St. Johns River stop when he brought a 10-pound, 9-ounce lunker to the scales to push his five-fish total to 23-14 — a mere 2 ounces behind leader J. Todd Tucker.
Crochet also was within striking distance, less than 4 pounds back with 21-5. He sits in fifth going into the second day of the tournament.
|Elite Series rookies kick off 2012 season
March 15, 2012 at 11:27 am
Fletcher Shryock competed last month in the Bassmaster Classic, so his first official week on the job as a Bassmaster Elite Series pro wasn’t the awakening it might have been.
“At the Classic, I was able to get most of the jitters out,” said the 26-year-old from Newcomerstown, Ohio. “From now on, it’s just going fishing.”
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