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REVISITING PHILLY

An in-depth look at the most memorable tournament from the 2014 Elite Series season.

THE TROPHY

“There’s a lot that goes into every single tournament win and there’s a story behind every victory. I think that the trophy symbolizes that story." - Jacob Wheeler

2014: YEAR IN REVIEW

A comprehensive look back at tournament bass fishing's biggest moments this past season.

CLASSIC CONTENDERS

With the Bassmaster Team Championship sending an angler to the Classic, The BZ looks back to the impact non-Elite Series pros had in the 2014 Classic.

MORGENTHALER'S SOLID RETURN

A look back at Chad Morgenthaler's impressive 2014 season with B.A.S.S.

FIVE IN 2015

Five anglers to follow during the upcoming 2015 season.

SIMONTON'S PERSPECTIVE

“I didn’t want to end up leaving the sport of bass fishing hating it.” – Michael Simonton

THE TRANSITION PROCESS

“There have been occasions when it was a week before the Bassmaster Classic and I was still finalizing my boat wrap.” – Mike McClelland

PRACTICE (PART TWO)

"There were a few years when I first started that I thought I could be an animal and just go from daylight until dark at every tournament." - Shaw Grigsby

PRACTICE (PART ONE)

"If I get off the water and the sun is still up, I feel like I have left something out there that might help me do well in the tournament." – Fletcher Shryock

TOP PERFORMANCES FROM THE 2014 ELITE SERIES SEASON

Some of the most impressive but overlooked performances from the past year.

SCANLON STILL ON THE WATER

“I was definitely more nervous for my first day of the Elite Series than I was for my first official day of guiding.” – Casey Scanlon

HARTWELL TO HARTWELL (PART 2)

Alton Jones talks about his off season schedule and his son's quest to join him on the Elite Series in the near future.

HARTWELL TO HARTWELL (PART 1)

"This one stings more than any other Classic miss in my career." - Alton Jones

TOP 5 PERFORMANCES FROM THE 2014 FLW SEASON

From Okeechobee to Wheeler, there were some jaw-dropping performances this past season.

QUOTES

Some of the best quotes from the past year on the Elite Series.

MERCER'S YEAR IN REVIEW (PART 2)

Elite Series Emcee, Dave Mercer, looks back over the 2014 season.

MERCER'S YEAR IN REVIEW (PART 1)

Elite Series Emcee, Dave Mercer, looks back over the 2014 season.

SCARIEST MOMENTS ON THE WATER

Elite Series pros relive their scariest moments on big water....

LOOKING TOWARDS THE 2014 SEASON - REVISITED

The BASS ZONE follows up on several main storylines from the beginning of the 2014 season.

A MATTER OF OUNCES

A single ounce can prove to be the difference maker over the course of an entire season...

ROUMBANIS; PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Fred Roumbanis discusses his 2014 season, talks about joining the $1 million club, and looks ahead to a homecoming in 2015.

2014 ELITE SERIES MEMORABLE MOMENTS

The BZ Crew recounts some of the most memorable moments from the past season.

THE 2014 ALL-BZ TEAM

The BASS ZONE recognizes the top five anglers from the 2014 season.

GOLDBECK'S REALIZATION

“I almost got too comfortable once I got to the Elite Series. You fight so hard to get there, and the next thing that you know – you’re there."

KENNEDY'S UNDERWATER VISION

Steve Kennedy recounts his experimentation with side-scanning technology in the mid 2000s.

HOWELL REVIEWS HIS CLASSIC SEASON

“It’s been really awesome, but the bad part is that the year went by really fast – almost too fast.” - Randy Howell

NIGGEMEYER'S CLASSIC YEAR

James Niggemeyer opens up about what it means to return to the Classic stage for the first time since 2009.

THE CRITICAL CAST

Elite Series pros recount the most important fish that they landed during the 2014 season.

LAST MAN IN

2015 Classic qualifiers relive some tense moments at the TAOY Championship on Bays de Noc.

BUCKSHOT

“He reminds me that anything is possible no matter how bad a day I have had…” – Dean Rojas

HACKNEY WINS ANGLER OF THE YEAR

Greg Hackney claims the 2014 Toyota Angler Of the Year title in Michigan...Jacob Powroznik wins on Bays de Noc with 47-6.

IN THE ROOM

A behind-the-scenes look at how Elite Series pros Andy Montgomery and Ott DeFoe live on the road...

MOTHER NATURE RULES ON BAYS de NOC

Check out The BZ's on-location video from Friday's weather postponed AOY Championship in Michigan.

HITE LEADS ON BAYS de NOC/HACKNEY MAINTAINS AOY LEAD

Greg Hackney maintains a 10 point lead in the AOY race while Brett Hite leads in Michigan with an opening round limit weighing 24-6.