By Joel Shangle ST. CLAIR SHORES, Michigan – Brandon Palaniuk was Boat No. 1 yesterday morning on Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite Series regular-season finale on Detroit’s Lake St. Clair. As he motored out […]
The Nomad 9: Who would we least like to face in a head-to-head fish off?
SEATTLE – The latest Bassfan.com World Rankings are out, and it’s no stretch that Jacob Wheeler is the new No. 1. He rankles a fair number of his competitors with his scouting/practice habits, but when […]
2017 Elite Series first-lap observations: Wheeler chills, Horton hangs on
For a season that started off so ice-cold (literally, it was below freezing at Cherokee Lake), things have heated up pretty quickly on the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series. Faced with an inordinately early start to […]
Bass Nomad’s favorite moment: Rick, River and Skeet
Our friends at Bassmaster.com were gracious enough to include us recently in their “My favorite moment” series. The 2016 Elite Series season was memorable in many ways, but nothing was as powerful to us as […]
Cody Meyer’s record spot: it was only a matter of time
By Joel Shangle Bass Nomad Media AUBURN, Calif. – … and who, exactly, was surprised last week when Simms pro Cody Meyer yarded a potential-world-record 10.80-pound spotted bass out of the chilly waters of New […]
Elite schedule-makers should get Christmas cards from these 3 anglers
Let’s play a little game of “Pick the Pros”, shall we? Taking a quick glance at the newly announced 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule, a couple of things popped out at me. First, the Elites […]
12 Spot: A dozen stories to watch at the Forrest Wood Cup
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Judging by the social media of many of the 50 anglers getting ready to throw down at the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup on Wheeler Lake in northern Alabama, there’s not a single […]
Bracket busting! Who will win on the Niagara River?
BUFFALO, New York – First, a confession: you say the word “bracket” and I automatically regress 20 years into Joel the Former Sportswriter. I start thinking about matchups and scenarios and things that would determine […]