Trevor Fitzgerald shows us one of his best selling rods on the floor of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic Expo in Birmingham, Ala. Rich Howes, who qualified for the Classic via his win on Florida's Kissimmee Chain, was out on Lake Guntersville using his Fitzgerald rods as we filmed this clip.
Connie Ehlers Fuller from Snag Proof shows us the newest American-Made fish-getters. She also covers the 2014 Snag Proof tournament schedule which offers excitment and excellent payouts from coast to coast.
We've learned a lot about Randy Howell's on-water exploits at the recent 2014 Bassmaster Classic. But what makes Howell tick when he's at home serving his community? Hear Howell talk about his title sponsor and what the kids of King's Home mean to him and his family.
Take a peek at some of the footage that will be shown on the Progressive Bass Wrap Up TV Show. We were able to bring you this on-water excitement because our friend, Clay Connor was kind enough to ride us around in his Xpress Bass Boat. And yes, it's aluminum. Tough. Light. Smooth on the waves and quiet on the flats. Check out http://www.xpressboats.com/
Newly crowned Classic Champ Randy Howell talks about decision making - good and bad - and how he honed his ability to make the right call. The result: he came back from 11th place to make up the most ground ever for a Bassmaster Classic winner.
Paul Mueller of Naugatuck, CT talks about record-breaking catch - 32 pounds, 3 ounces is new heaviest single day haul in Bassmaster Classic history. Also, Randall Tharp becomes an improptu interviewer and Jason Christie makes a wish.
While filming Chris Lane on Lake Guntersville today Vance McCullough went surfing, courtesy of an uncourteous spectatir boat who really really REALLY wanted to keep up with Lane as he moved all of 100 yards. While it's comical now, such behavior is dangerous and y'all need to place nice out there! Also, it should be noted that the vast majority of onlookers were great citizens today.
Randall Tharp was confident and forthcoming in his interview with Vance McCullough at Bassmaster Classic Media Day. He was not concerned about the approaching weather system that, as we learned today, hurt many of his competitors. Unlike those who struggled, Tharp showed out.