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The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block

With two and half Elite Series tournaments left this year, everyone is still fishing for something – everything from the AOY, to requalifying to just plain pride. If the season were to end today, young Bradley Roy would be our AOY, and usual suspects like AMart, KVD, Skeet, Palaniuk, Swindle and Hackney would be in the Classic.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Water

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Water

We’re 50 years into the history of B.A.S.S., a portion of the way into the 13th season of the Elite Series, and 17 years past the cancellation of “Freaks and Geeks” and we still aren’t able to apply anything meaningful from the world of statistics unto professional bass fishing.

 

Not Everyone Gets a Trophy

Not Everyone Gets a Trophy

Another phrase I’ve decided that I need to banish from my writing vocabulary: “At some point, he’s going to win a major title.”

By “major title,” I mean Bassmaster Classic champion or Elite Series AOY, but if I focused more heavily on FLW there’s no reason it couldn’t apply to their championship and AOY as well.

 

Winning the Survival Round

Winning the Survival Round

The season-opening Elite Series tournament on Cherokee produced all sorts of story lines, and while there’s still lots of pitching and flipping left to go, it’s never too early to speculate about the AOY race. Obviously, Jacob Wheeler leads at this early stage, but my two picks for the title did themselves proud.