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The Hite of drama

The Hite of drama

<I>Brett Hite out-duels Art Berry in dramatic fashion to capture the EverStart title on Lake Pleasant</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – Bass-fishing enthusiasts waited a long time for the EverStart Series to head out West. But as it turns out, it was well worth the wait – and then some. In one of the most exciting weigh-ins in recent memory, Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., used a 13-pound, 12-ounce catch to snatch the title on Lake Pleasant and go down in the record books as the first tournament champion in the history of the Western Division. READ MORE »

Hite wins inaugural EverStart Series Western Division event

PEORIA, Ariz. – Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., earned $50,400 in cash and prizes Saturday – including a Ranger boat equipped with Garmin electronics and an Evinrude or Yamaha outboard – as the winner of the first-ever EverStart Series Western Division event. Hite caught five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces to edge past front-runner Art Berry of Ramona, Calif., by 7 ounces. READ MORE »

Billmaier wins co-angler title on Lake Pleasant

Billmaier wins co-angler title on Lake Pleasant

<I>Nevada native nets $3,000 in winnings en route to victory</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – Although the final co-angler weigh-in wasn't nearly as exciting as that of the pros, Jason Billmaier couldn't have cared less. Using a catch of 9 pounds, 6 ounces, Billmaier stormed to victory and became the first co-angler champion in the history of the EverStart Western Division. READ MORE »

How the West was won

How the West was won

<I> EverStart anglers to find out today if they have what it takes to win a tournament title on Lake Pleasant</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – Shortly after 7 a.m., the remaining top 10 finalists took off from Pleasant Harbor Marina in search of a place in the record books. It has now come down to this: After three grueling days of competition, one pro and one co-angler will go down as the very first Western Division titleholder in the history of EverStart competition.<br> READ MORE »

Berry, Hite lead semifinal round of $215,000 EverStart Series event

PEORIA, Ariz. – Pros Art Berry of Ramona Calif., and Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., each hauled in five bass weighing 10 pounds, 6 ounces Friday lead the $214,525 EverStart Series Western Division event on Arizona's Lake Pleasant heading into Saturday's final round. READ MORE »

Berry makes it three in a row

Berry makes it three in a row

<I>Hite comes on strong in Pro Division, Griffith claims top spot in Co-angler Division</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – Art Berry proved once again that he is the man to beat. Using a catch of 10 pounds, 6 ounces, Berry continued his amazing run at the $200,000 EverStart Western Division tourney at Lake Pleasant, failing to relinquish the overall lead in the Pro Division for a third consecutive day. READ MORE »

Semifinal survival

Semifinal survival

<I>EverStart anglers battle it out for spot in finals, lions share of $200,000 total purse</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – The plot continues to thicken. As the top 20 semifinalists made their way past Pleasant Harbor Marina shortly after 7 a.m., anglers could be excused for only having one slogan on their minds during today's heated competition: Finals or bust! READ MORE »

Berry leads opening round of $215,000 EverStart Series event on Lake Pleasant

PEORIA, Ariz. – Pro Art Berry of Ramona, Calif., caught eight bass weighing 19 pounds over two days to lead the $214,525 EverStart Series Western Division event on Lake Pleasant near Peoria, Ariz. Berry's three-bass catch Thursday weighing 5 pounds, 1 ounce was enough to lead the Pro Division into Friday's semifinal round. READ MORE »

Berry continues to roll on Lake Pleasant

Berry continues to roll on Lake Pleasant

<I>Collins commandeers top spot in Co-angler Division</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – Art Berry picked up right where he left off. After turning in a dominating performance in yesterday's competition in the Pro Division, Berry needed only three fish to record a strategic 5-pound, 1-ounce catch to boost his overall total to 19 pounds for the tournament. Qualifying for the top-20 cut with ease, Berry also managed to finish the opening round of competition with almost a 2 ½-pound cushion over his nearest rival. READ MORE »

Top-20 cut looms for EverStart anglers

Top-20 cut looms for EverStart anglers

<I>Anglers must find success on Lake Pleasant today or risk going home</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – As temperatures continued to rise in southern Arizona over each day of EverStart competition, so too have the stakes. As the full field of 155 anglers in both divisions prepared to battle it out for a spot in the semifinals, everyone was keenly aware that by the end of the day, 270 anglers will be packing their bags and regrouping for the next tournament. READ MORE »

Berry leads EverStart Series anglers on Lake Pleasant

PEORIA, Ariz. – The brand-new Western Division of the EverStart Series kicked off Wednesday on scenic Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Ariz., with more than 300 anglers casting for a share of a $214,525 purse. The event is the first of its kind, as Western anglers can now join competitors from the EverStart Central, Eastern and Northern divisions in their quest for a share of a $3.88 million total EverStart Series purse. READ MORE »

Inaugural EverStart Western Division tourney underway

Inaugural EverStart Western Division tourney underway

<I>EverStart anglers vie for $200,000 tournament purse</I><br><br>PEORIA, Ariz. – Today, Lake Pleasant lived up to its billing. With beautiful vistas, majestic mountain ranges and compelling desert flower and fauna serving as backdrop, more than 300 anglers made their way past Pleasant Harbor Marina shortly after 7 a.m. to kick off the first-ever Western Division event in the history of EverStart competition. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Pleasant

Destination: Lake Pleasant

<I>EverStart Series Western Division, Jan. 29-Feb. 1</I><br><br>One hundred pros and 100 co-anglers are poised to make the trip to Peoria, Ariz., Jan. 29-Feb. 1 as the EverStart Series hosts its inaugural Western Division tournament on Lake Pleasant. READ MORE »