The 2007 Empire Chase Elite Series tournament was held on Lake Erie and the Niagara River in Buffalo, New York.
The only thing that can cramp Kotaro Kiriyama's style now is, naturally, the weather on Lake Erie.
This year Kotaro Kiriyama is holding nothing back at the 2008 Empire Chase.
Michael Iaconelli leads Day Two of the very close race at the 2008 Empire Chase.
Matt Reed had a plan and stuck to it to lead on Day One of the Empire Chase.
The wind will be a major factor on Lake Erie for Day One of the Empire Chase.
Kotaro Kiriyama wins the Purolator Big Bass of the Tournament honors.
Edwin Evers' predictions for the fishing conditions at the 2008 Empire Chase were dead on.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series Empire Chase on lake Erie. It is the fourth day behind the scenes.
As he stood backstage Sunday afternoon, all Kotaro Kiriyama could think about was his terminally ill father as he waited to weigh-in on the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance.