2016 Elite Series – Angler of the Year Championship Mille Lacs Lake Mille Lacs, MN 14th Place /15 fish, 63-02 I’d only been to Mille Lacs once before this Angler of the Year Championship. That was for a Rapala media event and it was late June, when the fish were spawning or barely post-spawn. What […]
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OD on B.A.S.S. – Miss. River Win!
2016 Elite Series Upper Mississippi River La Crosse, Wisconsin 1st Place / 20 fish, 63-10 Prior to this year I’ve had several good finishes in B.A.S.S. competition in La Crosse, plus a solid event in an MLF tournament there at this same time last year. It’s a place where I feel very comfortable. I love river […]
OD on B.A.S.S. Potomac River
2016 Elite Series Potomac River Charles County, MD 51st Place / 10 fish, 20-00 I’d visited the Potomac four or five times while fishing the FLW Tour, and while it had been a number of years since the last trip I still had fond memories of the place. It was the first tidal water I fished, […]
OD on B.A.S.S. Cayuga
2016 Elite Series Cayuga Lake Union Springs, NY 13th Place / 15 fish, 53-01 When the Elite Series visited Cayuga in 2014 I had a subpar tournament, but I knew that this season’s event was taking place at a different time of year, and coming off a good finish at Texoma I wanted to keep the […]
OD on B.A.S.S. Fest
2016 Elite Series BASSfest Lake Texoma Durant, Oklahoma 5th Place / 20 fish, 56-11 Prior to BASSfest, I’d never seen or fished Lake Texoma. To be totally honest, I didn’t even know much about it because there hadn’t been any major events there in recent years. I looked up the […]
OD on B.A.S.S. Toledo Bend
2016 Elite Series Toledo Bend Many, Louisiana 14th Place / 15 fish, 52-11 My past tournament history on Toledo Bend included two good finishes and one poor one, so I was looking forward to this event. It has always been a good lake, but it was recently ranked the best bass fishery in the country and […]
OD on B.A.S.S. – Wheeler Lake
2016 Elite Series Wheeler Lake Decatur, Alabama 36th Place / 15 fish, 36-01 When we visited Wheeler in 2011 I finished 5th, and I felt like I had the bites to win. I’ve always felt that it was the worst lake on the Tennessee River, but the one that I like the best, if that makes […]
OD on B.A.S.S. Arkansas
2016 Elite Series Norfork/Bull Shoals Mountain Home, Arkansas 32nd Place / 15 fish, 38-07 This tournament marked the first time that B.A.S.S. held a tournament in which the entire field alternated between two lakes over the course of the tournament. We’ve fished Bull Shoals twice in Elite Series competition and one time I’d finished 36th and […]
OD on B.A.S.S. – Winyah Bay
2016 Elite Series Winyah Bay Georgetown, South Carolina 83rd Place / 5 fish, 12-02 I was excited to compete in a tournament on the Winyah Bay system, a place that few anglers on the Elite Series had ever fished before. It was a blank slate, but it also presented what seemed like endless miles of water, […]