LAKE CHAMPLAIN, New York – It seems appropriate that the last race of the Triple Crown was recently completed, because we’re looking at one heckuva horse race down the stretch for the FLW Tour Angler of the Year title. As we enter the final regular-season event of the 2016 season at Lake Champlain this week, a mere 32 points separates No. 1 (two-time AOY Andy Morgan) and No. 8 (Tour rookie Chris Johnston).
Of course, it’s hard to bet against Morgan: he’s called the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) for a reason. But with that few points separating the pack, anything could happen on Champlain.
Here’s a glimpse at how the Great 8 got here, as seen through the Bass Nomad lens.