The 2012 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series season presented by Carrot Stix proved to be an exciting one! The strength of the field in each event was second to none. With top anglers from the FLW Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series, PAA and strong local talent, winning a PAA event this year was no easy task. We must congratulate our winners: Steve Kennedy (Old Hickory Lake), Fred Roumbanis (Neely Henry Lake) and Tommy Biffle (Arkansas River) for their outstanding efforts.
Can anything be more exciting than an Angler of the Year (AOY) race that comes down to the final day? The race came down to three anglers, two of which, Greg Vinson and Mike McClelland, had the opportunity to leap frog leader Gary Clouse and take the coveted AOY title. Clouse was forced to wait and watch like the rest of us having not made the final day cut on the Arkansas River. In the end both Vinson and McClelland fell short and Clouse prevailed. We congratulate Gary Clouse, founder and owner of Phoenix Boats, for earning the Angler of the Year title with his consistent effort throughout the season against one of the toughest field in bass fishing. Read more over on fishpaa.com