Author: Mark Hicks

New Elite: Matty Wong | Bassmaster

New Elite: Matty Wong | Bassmaster

Californian Matty Wong may be the most diverse individual to ever compete as a Bassmaster Elite Series angler. He fished his first club event in 201 [...]
New Elite: Joseph Webster | Bassmaster

New Elite: Joseph Webster | Bassmaster

In 2019 Alabamian Joseph Webster competed in the Bassmaster Central Opens with the goal of finishing among the top three in the Angler of the Year s [...]
New Elite: Jonathan Kelley | Bassmaster

New Elite: Jonathan Kelley | Bassmaster

You’re doing something right when you qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series at age 25 in your first season of fishing the Bassmaster Opens as a [...]
New Elite: Cody Huff | Bassmaster

New Elite: Cody Huff | Bassmaster

Missouri’s Cody Huff took a quantum leap in his professional bass fishing career when he clinched the 2021 Bassmaster Opens Central Division poin [...]
New Elite: Jacob Powroznik | Bassmaster

New Elite: Jacob Powroznik | Bassmaster

After a brief interlude with MLF, Virginia bass pro Jacob Powroznik has “come back home” to the Bassmaster Elite Series. He requalified for the E [...]
New Elite: David Williams | Bassmaster

New Elite: David Williams | Bassmaster

In the spring of 1996 North Carolinian David Williams got his first taste of big-time tournament fishing. He teamed up with Rob Digh, previously [...]
New Elite: Jacob Foutz | Bassmaster

New Elite: Jacob Foutz | Bassmaster

After the three Bassmaster Southern Open tournaments of 2021, Tennessee’s Jacob Foutz took second place in the Southern Opens Angler of the Year [...]
New Elite: Mike Iaconelli | Bassmaster

New Elite: Mike Iaconelli | Bassmaster

Every bass fishing nut knows who Michael Iaconelli is. Besides his primal screams after catching a bass he is known for being one of the best tou [...]
New Elite: Alex Redwine | Bassmaster

New Elite: Alex Redwine | Bassmaster

Alex Redwine of Blue Ash, Ohio, didn’t feel overly stressed during the first two Bassmaster Northern Opens of 2021. That changed when he found hi [...]
New Elite: Masayuki Matsushita | Bassmaster

New Elite: Masayuki Matsushita | Bassmaster

Japanese angler Masayuki Matsushita realized his dream of qualifying for a Bassmaster Classic when he won the 2020 Bassmaster Central Open at Sam [...]
New Elite: Josh Douglas | Bassmaster

New Elite: Josh Douglas | Bassmaster

Talk about paying your dues, Minnesotan Josh Douglas has competed in 57 Bassmaster Open tournaments since 2012 in his quest to qualify for the va [...]
Deeper into lure tinkering | Bassmaster

Deeper into lure tinkering | Bassmaster

To make a jerkbait stay level as it sinks, Cook upsizes all three hooks. The main reason he wants his jerkbaits to sink is to get them down quick [...]
School of hard knocks prepared Bowes to lead B.A.S.S. tournaments

School of hard knocks prepared Bowes to lead B.A.S.S. tournaments

When B.A.S.S. tournaments get underway in 2022, Chris Bowes will no longer be in charge of the Bassmaster Opens. He served at that post for 15 ye [...]
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