LAKEPORT, Calif. Considered a pioneer of the swimbait craze, Byron Velvick, who hails from the West Coast, furthered his legacy with the bait Sunday at Clear Lake, winning the Golden State Shootout, the second event of the 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series, on the shoulders of the revolutionary lure.
It was nearly 10 years ago when Velvick, who now resides in Del Rio, Texas, ushered the swimbait to the front and center of the fishing world. Then, he established the BASS' three-day tournament ...
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