Winyah Bay

Passing Gas

Passing Gas

The recent Elite Series tournament at Winyah Bay was presented as a binary choice – do you make the long run to the (assumedly better) fishery in the Cooper River, or stay close and get more fishing time? Within those two choices, though, there were strategic elements that had the potential to derail even the “proper” choice.

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

We’ve reached peak velocity in the professional fishing world, with all three major tours holding events this week on three distinctly different venues – a TVA grass lake full of monsters, a southern smallmouth impoundment, and a massive river system that demands game day strategy as much as fishing skill.

The Rich Get Richer

The Rich Get Richer

As I write this on Thursday night, there’s still a lot of fishing left to go before we declare a Winyah Winner, but if Carl Jocumsen manages to hold on after a killer first day, it’ll be his first B.A.S.S. win. Every winner gets deflowered at some point, but it’s becoming increasingly rare at the tour level.