Chance Vicknair enjoyed one of those trips that most bass anglers only dream about. He had an epic day at Toledo Bend that featured a 9, a couple of 7s, a 6 and his third double-digit bass ever, a 10.43-pounder. […]
Stephen Ell and Joe Fleming were scouting for this weekend’s BOSS Tournament Trail championship on May 26 when the fish of a lifetime picked up Ell’s lure.
“I was throwing a Carolina rig, and she picked it up on the fall,” the angler said. “It was crazy. The fight lasted five minutes.”
Derek Mong and his dad Dave have been fishing bass tournaments together since he was just a 4-year-old kid.
Now 38, Derek is a noted big-bass specialist at Toledo Bend, with six hawgs officially placed in the reservoir’s Lunker Bass Program, which awards a free mount to anglers who catch 10-pound-plus fish and return them to the lake.
Indiana’s Chris Myers has been tournament fishing for 37 years, but none of his competitive days on the water compared to March 8 — when he weighed in an 11.6-pound bass during the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional event held on Toledo Bend.
“You don’t get many chances to weigh a fish like that in a tournament,” Myers said. “It was the biggest fish I’ve weighed in a tournament, and it’s the biggest bag I’ve weighed in a tournament.”