Chris Jones of Oklahoma, above, wins the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River. Below: On the co-angler side, David Padgett of Nebraska took home the trophy. Photo by James Overstreet/Bassmaster
Brown threw a Rapala Skitter Walk and the new Storm Arashi crankbait to win on stingy Lake Mead.
Rapala pro Rusty Brown posted three consecutive 10-plus-pound limits to win the 31st Anniversary WON Bass Nitro Boats/Mercury U.S. Open held Sept. 9-11 on Nevada's Lake Mead, known as one of the most difficult and humbling fisheries in the West. His final day limit of 10.81 pounds pushed his three-day total to 31.25 pounds.
The 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series is set to visit some hot fisheries and, weather cooperating, should provide tournament angling fans with some thrilling weigh in shows and television high lights.
After the Classic on Guntersville in February, the tour will take Elite Series pros to such storied waters as Lake Seminole, the st Johns River, Table Rock, Toledo Bend, Chickamauga, even Cayuga Lake will impress with numbers of fiesty fish. And the timing of each trip looks to be optimal.
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Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike Iaconelli of New Jersey, above, won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Erie, securing a spot in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Below: On the co-angler side, Paul Marchaza of Ohio won the trophy. Photo by James Overstreet/Bassmaster
SANDUSKY, Ohio — In his last best chance at qualifying for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, Elite Series pro Mike Iaconelli capitalized in a big way as he sacked 24-9 today on Lake Erie, giving him a two-day total of 48-8, nearly four pounds better than runner-up and Erie ringer Joe Balog.