The Bassmaster Bass Trek Challenge, presented by Old Milwaukee, was both a bass tournament and a celebration of the sport.
South Carolina Elite Series pro Andy Montgomery claimed victory by sacking three solid limits that totaled 37 pounds, 10 ounces.
The most capable bass tournament fishermen have an uncanny ability to change gears and stuff their livewells when plans A, B, and C go awry.
Before the Bassmaster Lake Norman Open got underway, local Elite Series pro Hank Cherry predicted that it would take four spotted bass and one kicker largemouth a day to be in contention. Cherry must be clairvoyant.