Who Won In 2011? Vote For Your Favorite

With multiple tours and events one right after the other, the memory of winning moments quickly fades.Think about it: Can you name five different pros who won a tour-level event this year?Lest we forget all that happened in 2011, below is a summary of each Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour Major winning moment (FLW Tour Opens are not included).After you've looked through the events, check out the new BassFan Poll and vote on your favorite winning moment. To find the poll, visit the homepage, then scroll down the right-hand side of the page. 

So who's really a big bass fisherman?

Certain anglers have a reputation as big bass catchers. Some of them may not always come to the scales with a limit, but more often than most they have a "kicker," and sometimes that one fish gets them a check.  In the Bassmaster Elite Series, where limits are the norm (the average angler brings 4.55 bass to the scales each day he competes), having a lunker or two makes all the difference. Some get there by catching more bass than everyone else and culling down to the best five. Others seem to have a special ability to catch the kind of individual fish that make a difference.

Evers will fish with Bamboo

Evers will fish with Bamboo When Edwin Evers launches his boat at Lake Conroe in sunny southeast Texas for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic later this month, you’ll have the chance to fish with him. But be warned, he will be fishing with bamboo. Evers will also fish with bamboo at the upcoming 2012 Bassmaster Classic near Shreveport, and throughout next year’s Elite Series season. No, the graphite in Evers’ high performance rods will not be replaced with bamboo, but the polyester fibers in his clothing will. Evers has recently formed a sponsorship agreement with tascÒ performance apparel company based in New Orleans that utilizes a unique natural fabric engineering process involving bamboo pulp and organic cotton to create a moisture wicking and anti-odor line of performance clothing for men and women. Plus, perhaps the greatest benefit to anglers is the UPF 50 sun protection that’s a part of each lightweight garment tascÒ offers. Speaking of athletic women, Evers is married to one. Her name is Tuesday.  She’s a former college scholarship softball player who bikes for exercise and is currently training for the Ragnar Relay. Tuesday isn’t bashful about her fondness for tasc’s bamboo performance technology. “When Edwin received his first shirts from tasc, I felt how soft they were, and how stylish they looked, and I was sort of jealous, so I went online and ordered three shirts for myself,” said Tuesday. “I wore them to jog in and I loved how they wicked moisture and were so soft on my skin, so I ordered several more,” said Tuesday. While her husband Edwin still looks capable of playing defensive back as he once did collegiately, obviously it’s professional fishing, not football, where Evers has blazed a very bright career. TascÒ performance provides the kind of technical all season comfort that Evers feels will help enhance his performance. “When you’re comfortable, you perform better. It’s as simple as that. Wearing tascÒ keeps me dry and protects me from the insane amount of sun we endure on the water,” said Evers. “Plus, it’s made of naturally anti-microbial fibers so it doesn’t stink after you’ve sweat in it for 12-hours, which means Tuesday might actually be willing to give me hug at the end of a long practice day,” grinned Evers, who finished the past two seasons ranked as one of the top two points finishers in the highly-respected Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. Evers won’t be the only one wearing bamboo performance technology at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Each pro angler and their corporate co-angler guests will receive a tascÒ shirt to wear while they cast for one of Conroe’s famed double-digit largemouths. If you’d like to enter for a Free trip to fish with Edwin at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, and to hang out with the other top pros during the last days of October there at Lake Conroe, be sure to enter now at

2011 Optima Batteries Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Alesha Thweatt of Carrollon, Texas for being this year’s Edwin Evers Bass Pro Shops Tour sweepstakes winner. Alesha was randomly selected from hundreds of entries to receive a one-day, two-night fishing trip with Evers on a lake near his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


“The quality of anglers and competition in our tournament is unmatched by any other fishing tournament in the world,” said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. “We have created an event that truly determines the world champion of bass fishing and sets the standard for tournament fish conservation. We want everyone to experience this great event, so we are now offering free tickets to come and enjoy the festivities.” 

TTBC field released

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) released the 50-angler field of competitors for the 2011 edition of the tournament today. The 3-day event, to be held at Lake Conroe Oct. 28-30, features the top points-earners from the Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW Tour and PAA Tournament Series who are also members of the PAA, along with the defending champion and four sponsor exemptions.

Making Cuts Countdown Gallery

#9 – Edwin Evers is tied for ninth, making 70.18 percent of the cuts. That number would be even higher if not for an uncharacteristically tough season in 2009.

Making cuts

A Bassmaster Elite Series tournament is a little like a game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The goal is to survive (win) and move on to the next round. The more you survive, the greater the reward.At the Elite angler level, it's all about making cuts. Everybody fishes the first two days before the field is cut in half for the third round. Only the top 12 anglers advance to the finals.

A Day on the Lake LIVE

On September 7, the community is going to get to pick his brain, learn how he approaches new water and the baits and tactics that produce for him in all those different fisheries.


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