In the days of sonar on the Bassmaster Elite Series, the arms race is full speed ahead. Some anglers are aligned with a single brand, others run two different kinds of sonar and now with the demand of forward facing sonar, some anglers run all three and I’ve even seen four different kinds in one boat.
At any rate, we pulled up on a spot and Buddy Gross says to me, “There’s a spring here that we’re going to fish. I fished this spring with my dad when I was a kid.”
Gross continued, “That was back in the day before sonar and we’d have to triangulate when we came here. The trees were a lot lower then and there was a power line that ran through here and we’d line up on the power line and this one pine tree and we caught a lot of fish out of this spring.”
Gross didn’t have to triangulate this time thanks to his Humminbird 360.
The Chickamauga, Georgia native is ready to see Spring turn to Summer as in June when the Elite Series Pro will fish his first Bassmaster Classic in Ft. Worth. Gross finished 11th in points in 2020 and punched his ticket to the big show.
The Power Pole Mercury Pro is fishing for single bites now with room to make a solid day of work.