2012 in Images–Our Favorite Shots

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2012 has been a remarkable year in the fishing world. From Chris Lane’s Classic Championship to Jacob Wheeler’s Forrest Wood Cup win in his rookie year, 2012 has not disappointed fishing fans.

Our cameras have been focused on moments at events and writer’s conferences throughout the year, and for the Christmas holiday, decided to share some of them with you.

These images are some of our favorites taken throughout 2012.

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Skeet Reese powering through a turn in his Berkley Havoc / TroKar wrapped Stratos / Mercury boat during a February photo shoot on Clear Lake.

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John Crews powering off of a flat outside the launch site of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic

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Kevin VanDam, Aaron Martensand Jeff Kriet fishing in close quarters near the launch of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic

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Terry “Big Show” Scroggins entering the arena for day one weigh-in through the mist
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Brandon Palaniuk parting the fog at the Classic

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Kevin Wirth Tearfully entering the Classic arena for his farewell tour as a professional angler – for the time being.

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Silhouettes of the Super Six moments before introductions on the final day of the Classic.

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Chris Lane pointing to the heavens after being crowned 2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion

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Russ Lane battling a bass caught on Table Rock Lake at the SPRO / Big Bite Baits / Sunline / Gamakatsu / Pinnacle Fishing Writer’s Conference

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Jeff Kriet Swings One aboard at the SPRO / Big Bite Baits / Sunline / Gamakatsu / Pinnacle Fishing Writer’s Conference

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Morning Launch at the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup

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David Dudley with his three FLW Tour Angler of the Year Trophies

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Dudley performing the Chicken Dance with a friend at the Forrest Wood Cup

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Jacob Wheeler the moment after being named 2012 Forrest Wood Cup Champion

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Stacey King pitching a jig at standing timber during the 2012 Tracker Marine Media Days at Big Cedar Lodge – Table Rock Lake

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Fishing legend Charlie Campbell with a bass caught on a Zara Spook during the Tracker Marine Media Days at Big Cedar Lodge – Table Rock Lake

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taking a boat ride on Grand Lake – the waters of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic with friend and former Elite Series competitor Bobby Myers of Tulsa, Okla.

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Stephen Browning baring his teeth with a favorite crankbait at the Lew’s / Gene Larew Lures / Plano Writer’s Conference at Grand Lake in Oklahoma
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Kevin Short listening to the fish at the Lew’s / Gene Larew Lures / Plano Writer’s Conference at Grand Lake in Oklahoma

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Mark Rose with a nice smallmouth on Kentucky Lake near Paris, Tenn. at the Strike King Lure Company Writer’s Conference.

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Clay Dyer pitching a jig to grass at at the Strike King Lure Company Writer’s Conference.

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The sun illuminates another KVD hookset

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Kevin VanDam showing off the new Strike King 10Xd crankbait next to the popular 6XD

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Dyer having fun with a bass that he caught on Kentucky Lake – Grin and Bear it Clay

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Elite Series Pro Greg Vinson showing off his organizational prowess on Lake Jordan near his home in Wetumpka, Ala.

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Bill Lowen and Vinson showing off a new Christmas ornament idea while doing a photo shoot on Lake Jordan. Both anglers were in town for an Outdoor Friends Forever youth hunt.