The Lake Martin on-the-water spectators impressed #BASSTimes Editor @bryan_brasher. “Giving a guy some space used to be one of the most sacred unwritten rules of bass fishing on every level from club tournaments all the way to the Elite Series. But slowly through the years, that invisible ink has faded. … Leave it to the folks from Alabama to understand that encroachment is still a foul — even if it doesn’t happen on a football field. … They set the standard everyone should follow.” #BassElite#BassFishing
This is Trip's favorite photo from the final weigh-in at Lake Martin. "@TakahiroOmori walked on stage between these youngsters who were helping us backstage. Imagine packing up with everything you own, having very limited funds and moving off to another world to chase your dream. Keep in mind, this is another world where you did not speak the language, needing to purchase a boat, a truck to pull it, paying entry fees, buying tackle and all the things needed to get started. That’s what Takahiro did. You have to have the utmost admiration for all of his fishing accomplishments and for being a self-made man," wrote our #BassElite tournament director.
In 1977, Rick Clunn became the first angler to win back-to-back Classics, with his victory at Florida's Kissimmee Chain.
This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of B.A.S.S.! Each week we’ll bring you a fact from our history with #BASS50.#BassmasterClassic#TBT#BassElite
Meet Bobby and Scott Warren. The father and son have been fishing together since Bobby was 6-years-old. “When he and I fish together it’s like a two person Bassmaster Classic. We are both very competitive and don’t want to lose to the other. It’s all in fun but makes for great stories after a day on the water,” Scott said. “Besides the competition with him, the best thing about fishing with my son is the time we have together just he and I. We can talk about anything and know it is just between us. He almost always wanted to hear stories about my dad, whom he never knew. I love telling those stories. We’ve had some truly special moments neither of us will ever forget.” As part of our #BASS50 celebration, we’re featuring 50 fans of B.A.S.S. If you would like to nominate a superfan, email Don Barone at email@example.com.
Lake Martin Champion @takahiroomori used a Lucky Craft LC Silent Squarebill 1.5 crankbait, TO Craw pattern. The lure chosen by the winner was ideal for the shallow, dingy water conditions. Check out our story for more of the Top 12 baits from the first #BassElite of 2018.
@takahiroomori tastes Elite Series glory once again! Omori won the #BassElite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge with a four-day total weight of 59 pounds, 8 ounces.
Full coverage on bassmaster.com.
“Maybe that’s a sign that everything is going right.” - @takahiroomori on catching a fish that had his lost bait and holding on to his lead on Lake Martin.
Full Day 3 coverage of the #BassElite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge on bassmaster.com
@takahiroomori had a magical morning on Day 2 of the #BassElite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge. He put on an absolute clinic live on our Facebook page, and he took the unofficial lead on BASSTrakk. Watch the Top 4 anglers fish on #BassLive at Bassmaster.com and the WatchESPN app. 📸 @thomasallen4
@cliffprincefishing caught a pair of giants on back-to-back casts!
One weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, the other weighed 6-3, and they propelled Prince to the lead on Day 1 of the #BassElite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge.
Full coverage on bassmaster.com. 📸 @outdoorshooter
In 1973, Bob Tyndall caught a 12-pound, 13-ounce largemouth at the Florida Invitational on the St. Johns River. The catch set a record for the largest weighed in a B.A.S.S. competition that stood for more than 20 years.
This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of B.A.S.S.! Each week we’ll bring you a fact from our history with #BASS50.