Family foundation : Talala anglers rise to the top, become family along the way

THERE'S NO explaining it. It was just meant to be.

Two men from a spot on the northeast Oklahoma map called Talala, near a lake called Oologah, are among the top anglers in the world.

Coming into the season-finale Bassmaster Elite Series Sooner Run tournament, set in their home state this week, brothers-in-law Terry Butcher and Edwin Evers stood at No. 2 and No. 6.