The 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season started at Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama.
Luke Clausen explained how catching one spotted bass out of a school can ignite the school and you can catch multiple. He describes what they look like on the graph in this short fish catch video.
Here were some of the funny things anglers said while on camera at Lake Martin.
Here were some of the best catches caught on camera at the first Bassmaster Elite Series event of the year at Lake Martin.
At Lake Martin numerous anglers caught fish that bit right beside the boat. A good lesson during the year when fish are feeding heavily (prespawn, shad spawn, topwater, fall) is to fish your bait all the way to the boat before calling it quits.
Brett Hite enjoyed a solid start to his final day at Lake Martin where he eventually finished in 11th place.
The 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season started at Lake Martin and it featured numerous milestones. Jason Christie hit $1 million in BASS earnings, Takahiro won his 7th event and surpassed $2 million and Gary Klein fished his 400th Bass event.
The Lake Martin Elite Series event was eventually won by fishing shallow, but the field had a variety of tactics. Here we explain how Roy Hawk and Takahiro Omori rose to the top of the leaderboard with a shallow crankbait.
Lake Martin displayed its versatility when the Elite Series field came to town. Along with shallow fishing there was a deep bite too. Here are some keys used by Adrian Avena and Luke Clausen, which helped them notch Top 5's offshore.
Takahiro Omori led Days 2, 3 and 4 to win the first Bassmaster Elite Series event of 2018. With 59 pounds, 8 ounces he wins the Bassmaster Elite Series presented by Econolodge at Lake Martin.