Michael Iaconelli had a solid season to win the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year.
Bass fishing crowned its first non-American world champion, Takahiro Omori in 2004.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Battle on the Border on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas.
Mark Davis, currently leading the race over Dean Rojas by a mere nine points, knows that but it doesn't dampen his enthusiasm for the title or his optimism about winning it.
Before the Lone Star Shootout on Falcon Lake, there were only 20 entries in the BASS "century club," which indicates a four-day, five-bass daily limit of 100 pounds or better.
Top 12 anglers reveal patterns and lures getting them to Day Four
Victory by Elias caps a record-breaking week in Texas
Florida pro's 44-4 stringer is second-biggest all time, but still good for just second place
Harmony of Velvick and Martens sharing water finally takes backseat to winning