Californians are doing very well on Day One at Lake Dardanelle.
Nutritionist Ken Hoover helps the Bassmaster Elite Series pro keep their energy levels high with healthy foods.
It's a rarity to see more than a couple of fish killed in the course of an Elite Series event, but anglers have had to play marine paramedics constantly on Lake Erie.
The winds blew, the waves crested and the Bassmaster Elite Series pros dragged scads of smallmouth bass across the scales.
"I ran all the way down to Ticonderoga, went to the rod box. It was locked, and I realized my wife had the keys to it back in the truck. It went downhill from there."
Takahiro Omori's dreams have come true, winning the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.
Anglers and fans are getting revved up for the first Bassmaster Major on the tournament trail, the Bassmaster Memorial in Fort Worth, Tx., May 18-21.
Second Bassmaster Major, site of the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, offers $250,000 top prize
A Lake Wylie pro has his hopes on another local pro winning when the world's top anglers compete this week in the Bassmaster American, the second major of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
When BASS announced it would add three Major tournaments in 2006, ESPN Outdoors senior coordinating producer Dan Bowen knew the stand-alone events with a $250,000-first-place prize each deserved the same level of heightened importance viewers have become accustom to at the CITGO Bassmaster Classic.