Saturday brings the Classic's cruelest cut. But those who barely miss it do not bleed
Quick adjustments, patience will determine who makes Classic Day 2 cut
It's not easy finding Paradise Point Marina if you're searching the web. Or at least it's not easy finding the one in Alabama.
Amid intermittent spitting rain, 50 of the world's best bass anglers splashed their identically rigged Triton bass boats at Paradise Point Marina on Alabama's Lay Lake on Wednesday morning, diving into their dry storage lockers for rain gear and thinking hard about just what had taken place in the six days since they had last been on the Coosa River impoundment's 12,000 acres.
Final seven qualify through Series, Federation Nation championships
"The Majors are going to be mind-blowing," said Alabama's Randy Howell. "There should be a carnival-type atmosphere similar to the Classic."
Bassmaster.com asked local tournament anglers Mark Perry and Chad Tregellas what to expect from the qualifiers-only event that will award the winner $250,000.
After one day it's apparent the competition for those top-12 spots will be fierce. With 55 fishermen in the field, only 2 pounds separates fourth place and 20th place in this second of three Bassmaster Major events.
Day Two of the 2006 Bassmaster American at Lake Wylie has Timmy Horton at the top of the leaderboard.