On-the-water photos capture all the professional Bassmaster action
The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Toledo Bend began today (April 6), and the top bass anglers in the nation spread out over the sprawling reservoir in search of the big bass that drove the Bend to the No. 1 lake in the country two years running.
Weather was a spoiler, however, with a cool front blowing through the day before the event began. That dropped the temperatures and set howling north winds churning up the lake. And Toledo Bend’s bass responded with confusion.
The top of the leaderboard managed 20-plus-pound bags, but the bulk of the field settled into the 12- to 15-pound range.
The tournament continues through April 9, when the winner will earn $100,000. See current standings at Bassmaster.com.