Hite catches six bass over 6 pounds with very limited tackle


Alan McGuckin

When Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Davy Hite left home from South Carolina in early April he thought he was headed for back-to-back weeks of Bassmaster Elite Series coverage at Orange, Texas and Lake Fork.

So with an all work and no play mentality, Hite headed west with only three rods and reels in his Yamaha-powered Phoenix for the perceived "two week" road trip. However, as Hite wrapped up his work as on-air commentator in Orange, Texas, he realized there was actually an off week between the Sabine River and Lake Fork.

Too far west to make the 14-hour drive back home for just a few days, Hite called on several longtime friends he’d met through 28 years of pro angling, and with just three rods and reels in his locker, launched a week long fishing crusade filled with fellowship and fat bass around the Texas-Louisiana border.