Yesterday we posted Part One of a piece on Mercury Marine’s Lake-X. Today we present Part Two of that tour with Elite Series angler Bernie Schultz and John Litjens – a long-time Mercury employee and manager of Lake-X. Yesterday’s interview consisted of a background of what Mercury did at the […]
Yesterday I had the privilege of attending this year’s precursor to ICAST, a function known as Tackle-X, held on the hallowed grounds of Mercury Marine’s mysterious Lake-X. An “invite only” event, Tackle-X would bring industry, media and the Kirchman Foundation together for a relaxed day at the lake to talk […]
Not many anglers can say they’ve fished bass in Hawai’i, let alone fished a bass tournament there. Jay Yelas, on the other hand, can say he’s done both and not only that, he won.
I vividly remember some of the local anglers coming into the shop who fished the Red Man circuit in the day – guys that knew The River Lakes like the back of their hand. They were donating entry fees to Yelas’ graduate studies – his field of study being professional bass fisherman.
In 1987 Jay Yelas was a recent college graduate with little tournament experience under his belt. The fact is, though, by the end of 1988, he was not only an experienced tournament angler, he was an experienced winner.