While the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series wrapped up just months ago, it’s not too early to focus on the 2012 edition of the competition, for which Andy Montgomery qualified by finishing 41st in the Angler of the Year standings for 2011. The top 73 in the AoY standings, plus those anglers who have won an Elite Series tournament qualify. See the entire qualifying structure here. The 2012 Elite Series schedule has been released and can be viewed here.
Angler’s Channel has a two-part interview series with Andy Montgomery where he re-caps his first season competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series:
Which event are you most looking forward to on the 2012 schedule? Do you feel Montgomery’s first year will be a spring-board to a successful second year on the tour, or will he have his work cut out to maintain strong results against the experienced field?