West Virginia professional Bass Angler Jeremy Starks did something Sunday no other pro angler from West Virginia has ever done. Starks won the BassMaster Elite Series Tournament Event on Douglas Lake in Tennessee. However, that wasn’t a West Virginia first. In fact, it wasn’t even a first for Starks who won the Elite Series event on Lake Wheeler in Alabama in 2005. However, with the victory, Starks automatically earns a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
“To make the Classic has been a lifelong goal of mine,” he said. “I’ve had an incredible year, and even Angler of the Year isn’t out of the question.”