Southern Hospitality to the Rescue for Amart and Me
I had the distinct pleasure of riding along with one of the best professional bass anglers in the world Wednesday, the last official practice day for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Of course, we were on Alabama's Lake Guntersville and I was with Megabass Bassmaster Elite Series pro Aaron Martens.
Michigan's Grand River Gives Up 15-2 for Jordan Lee
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Jordan Lee is on the road to redemption. The Auburn University senior brought in 15 pounds, 2 ounces of bass Friday to lead the first day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket by almost 6 pounds over his closest competitor.
Mark Zona, awesome host of ZONA's Awesome Fishing Show and co-host of the Bassmaster Elite Series, wants all you GreatLakesBass.com 'ers and everyone else to make a big showing this week at the Toyota All-Star Week on Muskegon Lake! Lots at stake! All for the first time in Michigan!! How can we not be excited!
Reigning Bassmaster Classic Champ Cliff Pace Takes Lead In All-Star Event, KVD in 2nd
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Cliff Pace got a surprise package Friday.
He was presented with a Bassmaster Classic ring, which he earned last February. "It was totally a surprise — a good one," he said.
The Bassmaster Elite Series Plano Championship Chase was billed as Lake St. Clair's chance to show the world why it was named the best bass fishing lake in the U.S. But Lake Erie and Lake Huron didn't follow the script, stealing the limelight from Lake St. Clair and putting the "great" in Great Lakes bass fishing.
A lot was at stake in the final Elite tournament of the year but most of the drama ended before the tournament did. The 2013 Angler of the Year (AOY), 2013 Rookie of the Year (ROY), Toyota All-Star Week tournament bids and 2014 Bassmaster Classic bids were mostly decided by the end of the third day leaving only the outcome of the tournament itself in question going into the final day.
Mark Zona, awesome host of ZONA's Awesome Fishing Show and co-host of the Bassmaster Elite Series, wants all you GreatLakesBass.com 'ers and everyone else to make a big showing this week at the Plano Championship Chase on Lake St. Clair! Lots at stake! All for the first time in Michigan!! How can we not be excited!
There's nothing like a little Great Lakes smallmouth bass fishing to bring out the best in Michigan's Bassmaster Elite Series pros.
Since its debut in 1971, Michigan anglers have qualified for the Bassmaster Classic thirty six times and only six times in the last 32 years has the state failed to produce a qualifier. In fact, only 14 states have produced more Bassmaster Classic qualifiers than Michigan.
However, before engaging in any inter-state trash talking, know that these statistics are significantly skewed by the fact that 23 of those 36 Classic appearances are attributed to one angler - Kevin VanDam. Exclude VanDam's numbers and Michigan's representation is a more pedestrian 13 appearances by 10 anglers over the 42 year history of the Classic.