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.
Major #2: Bassmaster American, Lake Wylie, Day Four
The anglers fishing Sunday tell all on baits, spots and strategy
Terry Butcher retains first, leads tightly packed finalists after top-12 cut
While other anglers laud 'ideal' conditions, Clunn rues 'paranoid' fear of storms
Full field will attempt to make up ground on Oklahoma pro
Oklahoma pro takes an impressive lead on Day One at Guntersville
After weights generally increased Friday from Day One, the forecasted cloudless skies and calm conditions were bound to put a premium on the early morning bite.
Cloud cover, steady winds and generally warming water temperatures no doubt boosted the field as a whole.
In this article, you can read how the increased spectator traffic during the Bassmaster Classic has created two schools of thought on the importance of getting off to a fast start.