Posts Tagged ‘Elite Series’

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Scary Picture

August 2nd, 2011

If you’re a current or future Elite Series angler, this picture by BASS photographer James Overstreet should make you cringe. In the background is Ott the Dragon Slayer. Twenty five years old and he went head to head with the best in the business and came out a hundred grand richer. He’s going to be [...]

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One Word: Plastics

July 21st, 2011

Recently local Kelly Pratt won the first Bassmaster Northern Open of the year on the James River. While others beat the water to a froth with crankbaits that hunt and frogs that pop, Pratt patiently worked the shallows with a good old fashioned finesse worm. We’ve got computer-chip-lipped baits, others that light up, others that [...]

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KVD: Irresistible Force, Immovable Object

June 15th, 2011

Apparently the cliché exists for a reason. It is true. You cannot hope to stop KVD, you can only try to contain him. We’re less than a week away from the end of the 2011 Elite Series season and the King of Kalamazoo is once again leading the AOY race. Not that it’s been easy [...]

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Ready for Arkansas?

June 9th, 2011

Woo pig sooie! The 7th of 8 events on the 2011 Elite Series schedule launches tomorrow and the stakes are big for those involved. There’s an Angler of the Year title, post-season berths, Classic berths and even spots in next year’s Elite Series at stake. Unfortunately, BASS history on the Arkansas River is limited. The [...]

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You can’t go home again, or can you?

May 13th, 2011

For years, they called it “localitis,” said that a tour-level angler fishing on his home turf couldn’t win. Last year the Elite Series went to California and a Virginian (John Crews) won. Shortly thereafter they traveled back across the continent to Virginia and a Californian (Skeet Reese) took home the title. Too bad they couldn’t [...]

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