Lee Bailey, one of the first to weigh fish, told the crowd quite sincerely that "everybody needs to say a private prayer for the guys who are still out there."
So a bunch of pro bass fishermen were playing Texas hold 'em in a Buffalo hotel room and, lo and behold, a fishing tournament broke out.
Denny Brauer put the soft plastic tube bait on the map for angler's when he won the 1998 Bassmaster Classic using it.
Edwin Evers captures Day One lead at the Bassmaster American.
Most of the anglers at the Bassmaster American are pleasantly surprised with their Day One weights.
Mike McClelland's game plan used to include a long run to a fishing hotspot that no one else was likely to find that simply isn't possible anymore
Mike Iaconelli's two-day performance in the Bassmaster Legends serves as a stark reminder of one of the oldest lesson in bass fishing
With weights zeroed, final 12 anglers begin fishing hole-style tournament
Hoping to end a six-year dry spell since his last win on the tournament trail
Bassmaster.com asked the final 12 anglers about their hole-course strategy