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  • Arey holds on for Day 3

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Matt Arey said coming into the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville that if he could just make it to Monday, he’d have a genuine chance to win.

  • Feider’s upward trajectory

    (Editors Note: During Day 3 of the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake Guntersville, I hopped in the boat with Seth Feider and discussed his strengthening results and consistency on the Elite Series.)

  • Catch ‘em when it rains

    It seems like we’ve had nothing but rain for weeks. Where I live here in North Carolina the lakes are swelled up to over capacity, homeowners are having problems with water in their houses and we’ve even had a local school flooded.

  • Jaye needs novocaine, a nurse, sausage biscuit

    If you're following "Bassmaster LIVE," you know Kelley Jaye has gone to the takeoff dock at Goose Pond to get some medical help in removing a treble hook lodged deep in his hand.

  • High hopes for Hightower

    (Editors Note: During Day 2 of the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake Guntersville, we caught up with Dale Hightower and discussed his results so far this season and what he plans to do to right his ship during the second half of the 2019 Elite Series.)

  • Getting Zaldaingerous

    On Saturday, Chris Zaldain planned to fish shallow and then go deep later in the day. Instead, he started deep and stayed deep. All day long. Deep is a relative term on Guntersville. The common definition of deep is fishing the ledges on the Tennessee River that are in the 20-foot range.

  • Arey moves up on Guntersville

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Even after a solid start on Friday, North Carolina pro Matt Arey sounded less than confident heading out for Saturday’s second round of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.

  • Mueller went from hero to zero

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Paul Mueller knew exactly how to recap his two days on Lake Guntersville. After leading the Academy Sports + Outdoors Elite Tournament on Friday with 22 pounds, 14 ounces, he zeroed on Saturday and finished 68th.

  • A chance to give back

    With the postponement of the Fort Gibson tournament I suddenly had an unexpected gap in my 2019 schedule.

  • Classic champ DeFoe to have heart surgery

    As Ott DeFoe won the 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, he began to notice that he was out of breath more often than usual. 

  • Mueller leads Day 1 at Guntersville

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — More than half the field caught at least 16 pounds of bass during Friday’s opening round of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville, and 14 anglers topped the coveted 20-pound mark.

  • Narrow windows of opportunity

    I wouldn’t say that I have a lot of experience on Lake Guntersville, but I can tell you for certain that this lake gets tremendous fishing pressure — just like anywhere up and down the Tennessee River.

  • The other Fritts Side

    (Editors Note: During Day 1 of the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake Guntersville, we caught up with David Fritts and climbed into his boat while he was working on upgrading a solid limit of largemouth bass.

  • Sam Houston claims College win

    WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Sam Houston State University anglers Jackson Carrell and Bryton Kurtz traveled more than 1,700 miles to compete in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at St. Lawrence River presented by Bass Pro Shops.

  • Big fish stories: Guntersville Day 1

    Lots of big bass were caught on Day 1 of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Tournament on Lake Guntersville. Here are the stories of how seven of the biggest bass were caught and the emotions each of the Elite anglers experienced during the battle.

  • Pride of Paquette

    (Editors Note: During Day 1 of the 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake Guntersville, we caught up with Garrett Paquette and climbed into his boat while he was working on upgrading a solid limit of largemouth bass.

  • Getting grassy on Guntersville

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala.— Come to Lake Guntersville in late June and you expect to find the bass fishing on fire out on its famous channel ledges along the Tennessee River.

  • How I’ll fish Lake Guntersville 

    It seems like forever since we fished the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest at Lake Fork, and I’m itching to get back on the water in an Elite Series event.

  • Crews compares Guntersville 2010 to this week

    Guntersville is truly one of America’s all-time great big bass factories, and it’s played host to B.A.S.S. events with about the same frequency Vegas hosts prize fights.

  • Guntersville bass are on the move

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Mark Menendez competed at Lake Guntersville when the Bassmaster Elite Series was here in 2009. Aaron Martens won with a four-day total of 107 pounds, 8 ounces. Menendez finished sixth with 96 pounds.

  • Arey, Canterbury on saltwater, Sasquatch, and ducks

    Matt Arey and Scott Canterbury have won more than $2 million in their veteran pro angling careers -- including an impressive collection of tour-level tournaments.

  • Post-Fork, Livesay's living for what’s next

    Over the past month, Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Lee Livesay’s Facebook account has been a nonstop parade of Lake Fork beauties.

  • College: Setting the scene for Day 3

    WADDINGTON, NY -- There have been several intriguing storylines during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at St. Lawrence River presented by Bass Pro Shops, but just about everything has rightfully taken a backseat to the record-breaking haul caught on Day 1 of the tournament.

  • College: Auburn takes Day 2

    WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Steady rains soaked competitors today in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at St. Lawrence River presented by Bass Pro Shops, but the foul weather hardly affected what has become a record-setting event.

  • A bounty on the St. Lawrence

    WADDINGTON, N.Y. - The Clemson (S.C.) University duo of Josh Hart and Ben Domingue experienced boat motor problems on Wednesday which cut into the amount of time they could spend fishing on Day 1 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at St. Lawrence River presented by Bass Pro Shops.