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Martens leads Elites on Chesapeake

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Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., takes the lead on the first day of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay, bringing 17 pounds, 8 ounces to the scales on Thursday. 

Photo by Seigo Saito/Bassmaster

NORTH EAST, Md. — Some fishermen like to play it safe when they’re leading the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race late in the season.

They focus on getting a good limit, drawing a paycheck and earning valuable AOY points.
But Aaron Martens seems to be taking a different approach during this week’s Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay.

Howell takes Open title on oneida with final round blitz!

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Randy Howell of Springville, Ala., wins the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on Oneida Lake out of Syracuse, N.Y. Howell brought 14 pounds, 9 ounces to Saturday's weigh-in giving him a three-day total weight of 49-2.

Photo by Garrick Dixon/Bassmaster

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ten minutes. That’s how long it took Randy Howell to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate.
 
Howell, of Springville, Ala., desperately wanted to win at Oneida Lake after losing a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament here by 6 ounces to Boyd Duckett. Settling the score seemed impossible.
 

Kettlekamp still leads Open on Oneida

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Kraig Kettelkamp of Clifton Springs, N.Y., leads on Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on Oneida Lake out of Syracuse, N.Y. Kettelkamp brought 16 pounds, 1 ounce to the scales at Friday's weigh-in for a two-day total of 36-8.

Photo by Garrick Dixon/Bassmaster

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kraig Kettlekamp faces daily pressure as a salesman in the medical industry. Saturday, he faces closing a deal that requires defending his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate.
 
That won’t be easy.
 
“It’s almost uncomfortable, nerve wracking,” said the tournament leader from Clifton Springs, N.Y.
 

Kettelkamp leads Northern Open on Oneida

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Kraig Kettelkamp of Clifton Springs, N.Y., takes the lead on Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on the Oneida Lake out of Syracuse, N.Y. Kettelkamp brought 20 pounds, 7 ounces to the scales at Thursday's weigh-in.

Photo by Garrick Dixon/Bassmaster

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The home lake advantage doesn’t apply to Kraig Kettelkamp, but the western New Yorker applied local logic to his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate.
 

Evers wins Elite event on St Lawrence, makes Bassmaster history!

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Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., takes first place at the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River. He brought a four-day total of 77 pounds, 10 ounces to the scales to be the first angler ever to win back-to-back Elite Series titles.

Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster

WADDINGTON, N.Y.  — Confidence means a lot to a tournament bass fisherman, and Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers said his was sagging a bit after a couple of tough events earlier this year.

A win last month at BASSfest made Evers feel much better — and with a renewed sense of confidence, he went out and claimed his second victory in a row in this week’s Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.

Browne flips & forgs for Rayovac win on Champlain

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Evers still leads as Elites head into final round on St Lawrence

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Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., maintains the lead on Day 3 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River. He has a three-day total of 60 pounds, 2 ounces.

Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster

WADDINGTON, N.Y. — With several distinct patterns still in play and nine anglers within 6 pounds of the lead, the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is setting up perfectly for a dramatic finish on Championship Sunday.

ABA Announces the 2016 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour

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July 29, 2015, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2016 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour season details today. The RAM 100% Plus Team Tour provides team tournament competition and pays more than 100% at each event.

Browne has another spectacular day, leads Rayovac on Champlain

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Evers takes over Elite Series tourney on St Lawrence

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Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., takes the lead on Day 2 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River bringing 22 pounds, 9 ounces to the scales for a two-day total weight of 43 pounds, 12 ounces. 
Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster

WADDINGTON, N.Y. — With the bass still scattered after a late spawn, anglers haven’t gotten a lot of bites during the first two rounds of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.

They’ve been concentrating more on finding quality bites — smallmouth or largemouth bass weighing 4 pounds or more apiece — and no one has found better quality so far than Oklahoma angler Edwin Evers.

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