The River Region's Wave of the Future!
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For the third year, BASS's top 12 anglers will end their season in the River Region.
"The lake and the river are right up my alley," said Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year runner-up Edwin Evers. "The river is big and covers a lot of miles and has different places you go. Lake Jordan is a big lake with lots of spotted bass. It's an exciting place to fish."
The 12 anglers -- taking part in the inaugural 2011 Toyota Trucks All-Star Week -- are vying for a $100,000 check and will take on Lake Jordan July 23-24.
In the new knockout format, at the end of the July 24 weigh-in four anglers will be eliminated and the remaining eight will be paired in a bracket for the July 29-31 events on the Alabama River.
"If you make it to the bracket each day you go out, you fish like it's the last day you're going to get to fish," said No. 3 finisher Gerald Swindle of Warrior, Ala. "You can't let up. You are fishing against one guy, not against the field like in usual tournaments. You can't let up, that one guy you're paired with could be out there having the day of his life."
Even though the pros are leaving Slapout for the final days of the competition, it doesn't mean that Lake Jordan will remain dormant.
The Bassmaster college Classic: Auburn vs. Alabama will launch July 31 on Lake Jordan. Three two-man teams from each school will fish head-to-head. The teams will then load the boats and travel to Montgomery for weigh-ins.
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