Bass fishing crowned its first non-American world champion, Takahiro Omori in 2004.
Three Elite Series pros made a splash Friday on Lake Amistad before they ever cast a lure.
Canceling what would have otherwise been the first day of the Battle on the Border presented by Mahindra Tractors obviously changes the complexion of the tournament on Lake Amistad.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Battle on the Border on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas.
Thursday, when a weather forecast of high winds forced cancellation of opening day for the Bassmaster Elite Series Battle on the Border, presented by Mahindra Tractors.
Battle on the Border: Idle minds play mean on canceled day
2008 Battle on the Border: A Different Lake Amistad