The winds blew, the waves crested and the Bassmaster Elite Series pros dragged scads of smallmouth bass across the scales.
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.
Paul Hirosky of Pennsylvania wins the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Erie.
Amidst thunderstorms and hail the roster was cut to 50 at the Citgo Bassmaster Southern Challenge.
Bassmaster.com asked a sampling of anglers in The Rock presented by TheraSeed three questions as they prepared for the take off Sunday morning.
In this article read how Jon Bondy and Robert "Doc" Merkin both will join bass fishing's most elite league and fish the Series as rookies.