By BassFan Staff

Although the weather wasn't usually up to chamber of commerce standards, the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series season nonetheless got off to a fine start last week at Lake Seminole in Georgia. Plenty of storylines emerged, topped by Brett Hite's second tour-level victory in three outings this year.

Below is a photo gallery of some of the prominent players at the event, all of whom hope that there are many more highlights ahead as the new campaign continues to unfold.