Daniel Targets Spawning Fish for Win at Saguaro Lake

Daniel Elias utilized his sight fishing skills to claim victory at the Total Bass Tournament at Saguaro Lake, AZ on February 22nd, 2014. He weighed in a five bass limit of 25.63lbs which included the tournament's big fish of 9.46lbs. Daniel caught his fish on a combination of four baits which were all white in color. He used a Berkley Powerbait Chigger Toad and a Berkley Havoc Devil Spear which were fished on 7'3" Medium Heavy Abu Garcia Veracity casting rods with twenty pound Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon line spooled onto 7.9:1 Abu Garcia Revo MGX reels. He also used a Berkley Powerbait Power Claw and a Berkley Havoc Rocket Craw which were rigged onto 7'3" Medium Heavy Abu Garcia Veritas casting rods with fifteen pound Trilene 100% Green Tint Fluorocarbon spooled onto 8.0:1 Revo STX reels.


Daniel and His Dad Catch Some Giant Bass

Daniel took his Dad out for a day of fun fishing at Saguaro Lake on September 29th and they caught some absolutely giant bass together. They caught a whole bunch of big fish throughout the day including the three bass pictured below. They caught their fish drop shotting Berkley Powerbait Hand Poured Finesse Worms and throwing a Berkley Havoc Bottom Hopper on a shakey head.


Daniel Brings In 22.64lbs for 2nd at Saguaro Lake, Az

Daniel Elias brought 22.64lbs of bass to the scales to finish in 2nd place at the Total Bass Addicts Tournament held at Saguaro Lake, Az on July 20, 2013. His 22.64lb limit surpasses his previous largest single day tournament limit of 22.09lbs which he caught at Lake Havasu, Az in 2011. Daniel reported that all fish he weighed in were caught on 10" Berkley Power Worms including his big fish which weighed 6.09lbs.

Daniel Finishes 2nd at Fishin' for the Cure Charity Event

Daniel Elias and his team partner Butch Nessline finished in 2nd place at the Fishin' for the Cure Charity Bass Tournament held at Lake Pleasant, AZ on April 13th, 2013. This event was held to raise money to help fund research to cure childhood cancer. Daniel relied on his sight fishing skills to land their tournament limit. He reported catching fish on a Berkley Havoc Rocket Craw in both the pearl white and molting craw colors and also landed a few on a Havoc Smash Tube. Both baits were fished on Abu Garcia Revo MGX reels mounted to 7'1" MH Abu Garcia Villain rods and 15lb Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon line. All teams that finished in the money donated a portion of their winnings to Fishin' for The Cure.




Daniel Takes 3rd Place at Lake Havasu

Daniel finished in 3rd place at the Arizona Bass Tour Tournament held at Lake Havasu, AZ on March 23, 2013. He weighed in 5 fish for 17.22lbs which included the events second place big fish at 4.75lbs. Despite the 30-40mph winds Daniel was able to rely on his strengths and caught all of his fish off of beds while sight fishing. His bag contained three largemouth and two smallmouth bass. Daniel reported that the majority of the bed fish were caught on a texas rigged white Berkley Havoc Rocket Craw which he fished on a 7'1" MH Abu Garcia Villain rod with an Abu Garcia Revo MGX. He spooled the Revo with 15lb Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Line. He also landed a couple fish on a Havoc Bottom Hopper Jr finesse worm rigged on a drop shot rig which had 8lb. Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon spooled onto an Abu Garcia Revo Premier spinning reel.



New Sponsorship Agreement with Hook and Bones

Daniel recently signed a sponsorship agreement with Hook and Bones based out of Swansboro, NC. Hook and Bones is a brand created for the individual who is drawn to the water life. This water lifestyle brand sells a myriad of apparel including but not limited to t-shirts, sweatshirts, performance shirts, and headwear. They also sell various fishing related items such as tackle bags, rod covers, and custom built inshore fishing rods. Daniel will run the Hook and Bones pro-staff program that will be comprised of both freshwater and saltwater anglers and will regularly contribute to the Hook and Bones Blog and Facebook Page.

Hook and Bones founder John Moore had this to say about the new partnership with Daniel, "Daniel's passion for fishing and his desire to be on the water represents the true essence of Hook and Bones. We are very excited to have him join the team and run our Pro-Staff program. Daniel provides honest and very helpful feedback which will help us develop new product offerings to fit the needs of our loyal customers, specifically our customers who spend time on the water fishing." To learn more about Hook and Bones please visit their website here: www.HookandBones.com

Daniel Signs Agreement with The Wrap Shoppe

Daniel recently signed a new sponsorship agreement with The Wrap Shoppe based out of Phoenix, AZ. The Wrap Shoppe specializes in designing and installing incredibly breathtaking vinyl wraps using only premium 3M wrap material. Daniel had this to say about his new agreement with The Wrap Shoppe, "I am very pleased to be aligned with The Wrap Shoppe. They are known for designing and installing some of the finest wraps anywhere in the country. It is truly an honor to be able to represent and work with them." The Wrap Shoppe is currently installing a new wrap on Daniel's boat that will be displayed throughout the 2013 season. http://www.thewrapshoppe.com/

Daniel Claims Victory During Bill Luke Bass Days

Daniel Elias claimed victory on Day 1 of the Bill Luke Bass Days Tournament at Lake Pleasant, AZ on March 16th, 2012. He earned top honors after weighing in a 5.40lb bedding bass that he caught sight fishing using a white 4" Berkley Havoc Devil Spear. Daniel continued to catch fish throughout the tournament and went on to cash checks during all three days of the event. He credited much of his success to the unique action that the Berkley Havoc Devil Spear possesses. Check out the video below to view the bait's incredible action in slow motion.

Daniel to Speak at Bass Pro Shops Seminar

Daniel Elias will be speaking during a seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30pm. He will talk briefly about winning last year's Lucas Oil Tournament sight fishing, and will share the baits and set-ups he used to win. He will also talk in detail about the Alabama Rig, the newest and latest craze in bass fishing. He'll share which brands and models work best and explain why they tend to out fish the others. Various ways to rig it will be shown and Daniel will share a few of his secrets on how you can set it up in order to catch more fish. The seminar will be held upstairs in the fine gun room and it is free to attend.

Daniel Receives "Shooting Star Award" by Shake, Rattle, & Troll Radio (KFNX 1100AM)


On January 22nd, 2012 Daniel Elias received the "Shooting Star Award" which was presented by the Shake, Rattle, & Troll Radio Show. The award was presented to Daniel live on air during their weekly fishing show which is broadcast online and on KFNX 1100AM. This was the inaugural "Shooting Star Award" and it will continue to be given out yearly to the one person that Shake, Rattle, & Troll Radio feels represents the best up and coming professional bass angler. Daniel commented, "I am honored to receive the first Shooting Star Award ever given out by Don McDowell and the Shake, Rattle, & Troll team. It is great to be recognized by fellow sportsmen and anglers who support my passion of professional bass fishing."

Daniel Takes 2nd Place at Lake Pleasant

Daniel Elias took 2nd place at the Midweek Bass Open / AZ Game & Fish Benefit Tournament on Lake Pleasant, AZ on December 29th, 2011. Daniel weighed in four fish for 12.24lbs with a 4.82lb big fish, his bag contained two fish over 4 pounds. He caught all four fish during the last hour of an extremely difficult tournament that included both B.A.S.S. Elite Series and FLW Tour Pro's. Only two 5 fish limits were brought to the scales during the tournament. All of Daniel's fish were caught on 4" and 5" Berkley Powerbait Ripple Shads in the Green Back Pearl color.

Daniel Clinches 2011 Boater of the Year!

Daniel Elias clinched the Boater of the Year title in the Midweek Bass Anglers of Arizona tournament circuit for 2011. The anglers that fish Midweek Bass tournaments are some of the very best in the entire state and Daniel was extremely pleased that he was able to follow-up last year's Angler of the Year title with this year's Boater of the Year title. He did note that he fished in some very heavy shallow cover this year and the new Transducer Shield and Savers that he installed to start the year held up extremely well. Daniel commented, "I put my boat and trolling motor through a beating this year and the transducer on my trolling motor is as good as new even after repeatedly smashing into trees and rocks. I'm pretty sure that Transducer Shield saved me about six transducers and a ton of money."

To check out Transducer Shield and Saver's website click here.

Daniel Flips for Win at Roosevelt Lake

Daniel Elias pitched and flipped two new Berkley Havoc baits to win the recent Midweek Bass Anglers tournament September 21st on Roosevelt Lake, AZ.  He weighed in 18.43lbs for the day with a big fish weight of 5.83lbs. He quickly caught a limit on a homemade swim jig and then upgraded all of his fish later in the day using a Berkley Havoc Devil Spear and a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss, both were black and blue in color. Daniel fished deep in the center of trees in 10-12ft of water and said that the 20lb Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon he was using was key to getting his fish out. Daniel commented, "I couldn't use braid because the water was too clear to get bit on it but that Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon is so strong that it didn't matter. I got every fish out of the trees without ever breaking one off."

Daniel Wins New Boat at Lucas Oil Open!

Daniel Elias' sight fishing skills paid off again April 2nd and 3rd at Lake Pleasant, AZ when he won the Lucas Oil Open by weighing in 26.92lbs of bass. For the win Daniel took home a fully rigged 2011 Ranger Z118 bass boat with an Evinrude E-Tech, Minn Kota Trolling Motor, and Lowrance Graphs. Daniel again caught all of his fish sight fishing and primarily used two baits, a Berkley Hollow Belly Swimbait and a 4" Berkley Hand Poured Finesse Worm.

Daniel would like to thank Lucas Oil for proividing the boat, Clay Lippincott and American Bass Anglers for running an amazing tournament, Cabela's for hosting the the event and delivering the boat, and John Ramsey with JR Custom Rods for awarding the top five teams with new custom built rods.


Daniel Uses Chigger Toad to Win at Lake Havasu

Daniel Elias won the recent Midweek Bass Tournament at Lake Havasu, AZ on March 16th, 2011. He bested a field of 44 anglers weighing in 22.05lbs. His limit of fish was comprised of 2 five pound and 3 four pound bass. Daniel caught all of his fish sight fishing and the majority were landed on a White 4" Berkley Powerbait Chigger Toad.

Daniel Clinches 2010 Angler of the Year!

Daniel Elias clinched the Angler of the Year title in the Midweek Bass Anglers of Arizona tournament circuit for 2010. The anglers that fish Midweek Bass tournaments are some of the very best in the entire state. Daniel stayed consistent all year long and said that the old Berkley Custom Poured Finesse worm made a huge difference for him this year.


Unfortunately, Daniel is almost out of this worm as it is no longer made. If you or anyone you know has any of these worms available in any colors please contact Daniel Elias by using the contact tab at the top of this website.