MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel bass pro David Mullins has qualified for the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Mullins punched his ticket to the prestigious bass fishing series with his fifth-place finish in the 2013 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open Series.
The top five pros from each of the three BPS series — which also includes the Northern and Central — are eligible for the Elite field the following year.
Mullins, who had 468 points for the three-event 2013 season, took second in the Southern Open event on Douglas Lake in April. A win there would have cemented an appearance in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.