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Part 1: Pros react to revamped Tour

Updated: September 7, 2005, 5:37 PM ET
By Tim Tucker, Senior Writer — Bassmaster.com | Special to Bassmaster.com — Aug. 31, 2005

It would not be hyperbole to describe the 2006 season of the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament Trail as the most pivotal in the 38-year history of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.

The changes announced by BASS officials are the most sweeping ever. The highlights include:

• The establishment of the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series, which will pay out a record $11 million-plus (and be limited to 100 qualified anglers in 2007).

• The highest entry fees ($5,000) ...

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