Jay Yelas retires from Elites

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Jay Yelas retires from Elites

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Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jay Yelas, a Bass Fishing Hall of Famer, is retiring from tournament competition to concentrate on his work getting disabled children fishing.

“I just let folks at B.A.S.S. know that I decided to retire from tournament fishing to focus on running the CAST for Kids Foundation,” the 57-year-old said. “So I’ve fished my last tournament.”

Yelas, who won the 2002 Bassmaster Classic and was Angler of the Year the following season, was having a great 2022 Elite season when tendonitis in both elbows forced him out. The ambidextrous pro from Lincoln City, Ore., left mid-event and took a medical hardship despite standing 13th after two days at the Lake Fork Elite.

“That was a bummer for me,” said Yelas, who experienced excruciating shooting pains. “I was doing well at that event … I’ve never had to pull out of one before.
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A great guy I meet him at a couple of Christian bass tournaments i fished with my brother a few years ago. My brother knows him well working with cast for kids.
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