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Drama to the very end

Drama to the very end

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Kim Carver made his mark on the final weigh-ins of the 25th annual Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American presented by Chevy, and it wasn’t for a victory. It was the way he passed the torch, so to speak, to top boater Shayne Berlo. READ MORE »

Bite by bite

Bite by bite

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A gaggle of Canada geese searched for breakfast in the dew-dampened grass on a hill overlooking Fish Hatchery Ramp. Feeding one bug at a time, their diligent foraging mirrored the task of boater and co-angler finalists fishing Lake Hamilton in the 25th annual Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American presented by Chevy. READ MORE »

Virginia’s Berlo wins Wal-Mart BFL All-American

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Shayne Berlo, 38, of Vienna, Va., came from behind to win the Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy on Lake Hamilton Saturday with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 20-12. He jumped from second place to earn a $100,000 victory on the final day of competition thanks to a five-bass catch weighing 4-11. READ MORE »

Crosnoe locks up co-angler win

Crosnoe locks up co-angler win

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – He never got to enjoy the Ranger boat he received for his BFL divisional victory in 2007. However, Robert Crosnoe’s fishing future will soon change – thanks to his winning performance at the 25th annual Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American presented by Chevy. READ MORE »

Humbled on Hamilton

Humbled on Hamilton

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Normally, it’s tough to maintain a lead when you catch less than half of your previous day’s weight. For Kim Carver, still leading the Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, a strong opening-round effort plus mostly meager performances across the board on day two enabled him to do just that. READ MORE »

Carver retains lead in $1 million Wal-Mart BFL All-American

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Veteran angler Kim Carver of Milledgeville, Ga., celebrated his 53rd birthday Friday with a five-bass catch weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces to retain a 12-ounce lead in the $1 million Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy on Lake Hamilton with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 16-13. If he holds on to the lead for one more day, he will win his second All-American title, pocket $140,000 and advance to the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup presented by Castrol for a shot at winning $1 million – the sport’s biggest award. READ MORE »

Bright skies, bright hopes

Bright skies, bright hopes

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The weatherman was a little premature in yesterday’s “sunny” forecast, but as day broke for round two of the 25th annual Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American presented by Chevy, there was no doubt that anglers would enjoy those warm, clear conditions. READ MORE »

Trying for triumphant tradition

Trying for triumphant tradition

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Some folks celebrate their birthdays by treating themselves to a new outfit; others go for jewelry, while still others splurge on high-end electronics, art or imported chocolates. For top boater Kim Carver, another Wal-Mart BFL All-American win – this time at the Lake Hamilton event presented by Chevy – would make a fine gift. READ MORE »

Carver takes lead in Wal-Mart BFL All-American

Carver takes lead in Wal-Mart BFL All-American

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Veteran angler Kim Carver of Milledgeville, Ga., caught five bass weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces Thursday to grab the opening-day lead in the $1 million Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy on Lake Hamilton. Carver is one of two boaters competing that have qualified for the prestigious championship eight times. He is the only angler in the field of 108, however, that has previously won an All-American title. READ MORE »

Moving on to offshore bites

Moving on to offshore bites

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – It’s a deep subject, but if anyone can figure out where the Lake Hamilton bass are holding, it’ll be the accomplished anglers manning 54 boats for the 25th annual Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American presented by Chevy. READ MORE »