– From Careco TV, one of the longest-running outdoor programs on television today. Exploring the country, and the coast,in search of adventures. From the mountains of the Great Northwest, to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this is Americana Outdoors. Presented by Garmin. This week, on Americana Outdoors, we have full coverage of the 14th annual Black Bass World Championship from Mexico. The USA Bass Team will competeagainst a record fifteen nationson the Mexico’s famous fishery, Lake Cuchillo. We start our journey in McAllen, Texas, getting ready for a two hour drive, south of the border, to our destination, the Hotel El Cazador, which is located next to the lake, just a couple o’ miles outside of Chino, a perfect location for international anglersto get on Lake Cuchillo. – I’m excited, because with Team USA, we did it in South Africa last year. This year, Mexico is hosting the World Championship, and so, we’re headin’ down, south of the border, we’re here in McAllen, Texas, we’re gonna go down to Lake Cuchillo,which is just a few hours south. Big bass factory. None of us have ever been there before,we don’t even have maps,really, for the lake, but we’re really excited about this, because our goal this year, we got second last time,which is the silvermedal, in South Africa. This time, we’re fishing for the gold. – Follow the white van,he’s gonna go slow, and he won’t lose anybody. We’re gonna go meet the state policeat the border right now. – Alright, enough small-talking guys, let’s go. We got a gold medal to go get. – Alright, guys, so weare officially through,it took awhile, throughthe check-point. We’ve got all of our permits, correct? We have these Mexican police,they’re gonna give us an escort, if you’d like, you can check out their trucks over there. The sketchy thing is, is the dude in that black truck has got gun holes, all in the truck! – Does it? – Yeah, look at ’em, right over there, bullet holes. – That is our escort. – That is our escort. Alright, that’s El Cuchillo, dude. That thing looks awesome! Look at the trees out there! I had no idea what the lake was gonna look like, but that looks juicy. We’re here, we’re here. – Gracias, thank you, thank you. Gracias. – Great drive, great drive. – Well, after arriving and checking in, USA Bass Team anglers start to unpack, get tackle rigged up, the boats plugged in, and set up the rods. They have a little homework to do. All international anglers will spend the first two days to practice and get familiar with this body of water. The 14th Black Bass World Championship is a three day competition,with five fish limit, each leg. Each team is composedof three boats, maximum, with two anglers on each boat. The maximum of two reserved anglers will be allowed for each country. Well, coming up, time to go fishing. It’s the practice days. For most of the international anglers, it will be their first time fishing on this renowned lake. Americana Outdoors presented by Garmin, is brought to you by Garmin. Fight your fish, not your fish finder. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, your adventure starts here. Yamaha Marine,reliability starts here, and by Ranger Boats,still buildinglegends, one at a time. Welcome back to Americana Outdoors and coverage, of the 14th Black Bass World Championship in Mexico. All international anglers will spend the next two days practicing and searching for giants in Lake Cuchillo. – Is the real tough, but we have four more days,one more day of practice and three days of official competition. And we think things can change. – We are happy we are here, and everything is fine,and we are enjoying it. – All those nations have good anglers, and even got a possibility to win, but hopefully, in the end, are the Germans on top! We’ll take a look. – I’m excited about today. Beautiful lake. We’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ve got enough people that do enough different things, that I think, over a two day practice, hopefully, we can find something really, really good. So, the boats are in the water, it’s time to get fishin’. – We are looking for the mother of this little child. – Gotta get a little bigger than this, but it’s a start. There are a ton of fishsuspended right here, but we’re still fairly deep. – Get a look at that. – Big one, dude. – Fred’s got one. – Ha, ha, ha! That little chunker. Hmm. – Oh, right there. – Oh, yeah. Um. That’s what I’m talking about. That’s a Mexico fish. – Got it, my first Mexican Panoptix bass! Pretty cool. Saw him on the graph, threw it out there, he got it on the way down. Big ‘un? – Yeah, a big one. – Big ‘un, big ‘un? Oh my God, ten-pounder, dude. – Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh, it’s a giant!Hello, welcome to Mexico! Whoo! – Good fish, bro. – We need five of those each day. – Yes, we do. – Yeah, so the firstday of practice is over. We are happy to be on the water. We arrive on Friday, so we have three days chilling in the hotel,so we happy that wehave some fishing today, and we will see what tomorrow will bring. – In terms of the structure, it’s pretty similar to what we’re used to fishing at home, so, we just have to apply what we know, and hopefully it works out, some things do, some things don’t. We work well as a team, and I think we can do it. – Our biggest fish in Croatia is six, maybe seven pounds, and this is the reason why we come here, is to have fun, to catch some big fish, enjoy the beautiful lake, the beautiful people,and it’s great. – The 14th Black Bass World Championship is about to start. But, Mother Nature has a different plan. – Today, we have a day off, because the weather don’t let the people go fishing, because today a cold front strikes. Everybody in North America knows what means that. Cold front is a very strong north windthat is make impossible to fish, even, it’s very dangerous,very high waves. – We think it’s good for us, because we don’t know the lake very well,so we prefer that the hole spots are not so good, like, fishing is difficult,I think Italians mayhave some opportunities, a little bit more opportunities than ususual. – Coming up,the wind is dying down. The weather forcast is looking good for tomorrow. The 14th Black Bass WorldChampionship is about to begin. Don’t go away. Americana Outdoors, presented by Garmin, has been brought to you by, Bradley Smoker, food smoking made easy,Engel Coolers, rugged, durable,high-performance marine coolers, and by Hobie, Hobie Fishing Mirage-Drive Pedal systems. Welcome back to Americana Outdoors and the coverageof the 14th annual BlackBass World Championship. Anglers from 15 countries across the globe are set to blast off this morning, at Lake Cuchillo, Mexico. – What would it mean for your teamto win this tournament? – Oh, everything, everything. We wait for this one year,and now the time hasarrived, so let’s do it. – It’s calm today. The lakes gonna be perfect for fishing. I’ll tell you, the story, though,is gonna be how to beat Mexico. These guys live here. They fish this lake a lot. Defending WorldChampions, South Africa, is competing, as well. So, there’s a star-studded group of countries here. Team USA is well-prepared. Day one starts now. – Well,the defending champion, Team South Africa, starts to catch fish, but still not the size they’re looking for. In the meantime, Dudley and Fritts of Team USA Bass, pick up better fish on their crank bait. – Please, please, stay on there. God, almighty! Whoo-hoo-hoo! – He’s maybe five or six. – Oh, yeah, absolutely. – His shoulders got shorter. He might help us a little bit, though. – Yeah. – The host country team, Lozana and Rosillo of Mexico,are also having a greatday on Lake Cuchillo. – Man. – Now, let’s check in with Team Canada. – Just get in the area that we know has got fish, and slow down and just pick it apart. You know they’re still here, they didn’t leave. This water temp just dropped. They’re gonna shut off a little bit, so you gotta make ’em bite. Oh, that’s nice. – Yeah, just, oh yeah. Number one. – Team USA Basses Roumbanis and Watson, have constant bites throughout the day. – It’s a 10 pounder, dude. – How ’bout that? Did you spot lock? – Yeah Big, big ‘un, big ‘un. – I got ya’. – Barely hooked. – Good job, dude. I got a 10, it’s a 10. – Did you see ’em? – Yes. It’s huge, dude, it’s barely hooked. Yew! Yes! – Let’s check in with Scott Martin and Scott Canterbury from Team USA Bass. – Huh? – It’s a big ‘un. – Oh, my gosh, dude. It ain’t a whale, but it’s a big ‘un. – Oh!That’s you won with me. – Huh, this one’s bigger than yours, that’s all I want. – It ain’t bigger than mine. – I like the confidence in that. It’s a big one. Now we gotta get rid of that one, there. Good. – Big ‘un. I’m not gonna put any pressure on you. – Where you at with your line?- Way out, left. – I don’t see ’em. – Oh, I’m fixin’ to see ’em. Here he comes. Told ya’ it’s a big one. I just wanted one bigger than yours. Oh, my gosh, dude. – The man, he gonna be a big one,and then he justslammed big ‘un. – Look at this cull. – The first day of the 14th Black Bass World Championship is in the book. Let’s get back for the weigh-in. The USA Bass Team is on the top of the leader board. Scott Martin and Scott Canterbury had the largest weight with 33. 73 pounds. Then came the team of Fred Roumbanis and James Watson, with 30. 26 pounds, including an eight-pounder. And the team of DavidDudley and David Fritts added another 17. 74 pounds,for a team totalweight of 81. 73 pounds, with a total of 12 penalties. The second place country is Spain, with a team total of 52. 97 pounds and 41 penalties. And Mexico comes in third, with a team total of 45. 25, with 41 penalties. Americana Outdoors will be right back, with full coverage of the 14th Black Bass World Championship from Mexico. Americana Outdoors, presented by Garmin, has been brought to you by:Secret Lures, the secret is out, Sunline, the strenth to guarantee your confidence, and by Power-Pole, swift, silent, secure. Hey, welcome back to Americana Outdoors. We’re in Mexico, on thelegendary Lake Cuchillo, for the final day of the 14th annual Black Bass World Championship. Well, it’s very slow right now. Most of the teams are really struggling. Bluebird day, no wind, slick water. It’s not a good thing for bass fishing,and to make things even tougher, the tournament has a penalty point system. – What happens is, if you don’t catch your fish, you get 45 points, and the least amount of points wins. So, it can really draw you down. So, the point system, you can be 30 pounds ahead of somebody, and it don’t mean anything. First place gets one point, second place gets two, so, the least amount of points is gonna win this thing. – Gonna measure it. Thank God! Well that kept us from gettin’ 45 points. – Now we got 44 points. – Now we got 44 points. – Today,David Fritts is replaced by Terry Bolton, who is new to the team this year, and was the alternate today. Fritts had motor issueson his boat yesterday, so Dudley will fish with Bolton today. – Yeah! Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! – Oooh! Dude! Oh, my gosh!- Oh, gosh, there’s twoof ’em, three of ’em, Oh, my gosh. Holy crap! – Dude, we are gettin’ ready to freakin’ hammer ’em. – Oh, my gosh!Oh, my gosh, oh my gosh! Whooo. – Team USA Basses Martin and Canterbury need to find giants to maintain their leads, but so far, they’ve picked up only the small ones. – Got ya, we’ll make it. – Yeah! Boov! Boo, boo, boo, huzzah!- Were you gonna give mesome before you get it. – Boov! Look, it fell out, dude. Fell out! Panoptix, baby, Panoptix. We saw ’em, I saw ’em on the ledge, whoo! Yeah, come on. Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo!My boy, my boy, my boy! – Dude, dude, eumm! – That helps, like a lot. – Another good one. – Oh my gosh, dude, it’s a big one. – We got it. – That big. – Yeah. – Real big. – He’s a giant, bro. – He came off!They like that big worm. – The finalday of the 14th annual Black Bass World Championship is officially over. Now it’s time for the final weigh-in. – We did all we could do, dude. We had a really goodday, a really good week. I feel like we were blessed. Hopefully, Watson can pull it out right here at the end,and catch a couple more bigones, or a couple more keepers. That’ll be really big for us. – If we win? We’re gonna gel out. Everyone is gonna be crazy in Mexico. We’ve been looking for that gold medal for a few years, 14 years, we’re looking for that. – Alright, coming third is Team Italy, with 89 penalties, and a total weight of 75. 75 pounds. The second placebelongs to team Mexico, with a grand total of 84 penalties,and 95. 58 pounds for the event. Team Mexico had a strong final day,finishing first, 13th, and29th on the day’s pair ranking. And the winner of the 14th Black Bass World Championship, is Team United States,with a two-day totalweight of 135. 36 pounds, and a total of 49. 5 penalties. – We won the gold!- We won the gold, baby!Awesome! The guys hope you enjoyed watchin’! We’re gonna go celebrate!Thanks for hangin’ out. – Well, that’s it, from Mexico’s Lake Cuchillo. Don’t forget to visit BassPro. com and Cabelas. com for any outdoors products you’ve seen in the show,or anything you needfor your next adventure. 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