Evers' Decisions Were Almost Always Right

Winning both major titles (Angler of the Year and the Redcrest Championship) in the inaugural season of the Bass Pro Tour has resulted in a busy offseason for Edwin Evers. He's had a bevy of sponsorship and other business-related obligations to attend to throughout the fall and not until last week was he able to settle back into his Oklahoma home, begin the process of harvesting 100 acres of pecans and start thinking about the 2020 campaign.
Does he like the look of next year's schedule?
"How can you not?" he asked. "That's a hammer schedule. It's going to be a fun run of tournaments – Eufaula, Okeechobee, Raleigh ... I'm really looking forward to Winnebago (Wis.) because I was frustrated with how I did there.
"A couple of the events, because of where they are on the calendar, are kind of unknown to me and I like events that are unknown. They all look good, though, and I'm just going to take them one at a time."
What's undisputable was his dominance of a 2019 slate that had to be quickly cobbled together after the announcement of the circuit in late 2018. Also, due to flooding in his home state of Oklahoma, the derby at Grand Lake (where he won the 2016 Bassmaster Classic) was eliminated and replaced with a second event at Table Rock Lake.
His ledger included a regular-season win at Conroe in addition to his Redcrest triumph on the Mississippi River, plus four other top-10 finishes. The worst he placed in the 80-angler field over eight events was 42nd (twice).
"I've had other years where I felt like I fished that good, but there was always one bad event that kept me from getting that trophy," he said. "I didn't have that this year."
All the Right Moves
Like all AOY campaigns, Evers' season was full of good decisions. Those started in the first event at Florida's Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, where he finished as the runner-up.

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