Matt Herren previews the Mississippi River Rumble


Matt Herren previews the Mississippi River Rumble with "Fantasy Fishing Insider" Host Greg Huff.

After going deep in the last two tournaments, Bassmaster Elite Series anglers must change gears this week and go shallow to win the June 21-24 tournament on Mississippi River Pools 7, 8 and 9. Anglers will launch from Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse, Wis.

B.A.S.S. has held five professional tournaments on the Mighty Miss, but only two launching from here – and that was almost 30 years ago. The only time the Elite Series has visited the river was in June 2009. Launching out of Fort Madison, Iowa, Kevin Short overcame muddy, falling water to win with 43 pounds, 3 ounces, in one of the toughest Elite Series tournaments in history.

Learn more in Huff's bassmaster.com column, Load up on river rats in Fantasy Fishing. (Click the link)

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