UTICA, N.Y. — Back in 2008, Carl Jocumsen won the Australian Bass Tournament equivalent of the Bassmaster Classic. Called the Grand Final, the winner receives all-expenses paid trip, including entry fees, to the tournament of their choice in the U.S.
The rest is history, as the story goes for Jocumsen, who worked his way up through the ranks of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens to reach Bassmaster Elite Series status two years ago.
Fast forward to the present. This year’s Grand Final winner was Peter Phelps, 31, of Hunter Valley in New South Wales. For his prize, the power plant employee chose to fish as a co-angler at the Open on Oneida Lake