The poignant irony of the Bassmaster American is that some of the very pros that Kerchal beat in that fateful event on High Rock Lake are here fishing the Major.
His boat garnered almost 50 percent of all votes cast in the final round, earning him the grand prize, $10,000 cash.
Several anglers who stumbled on Day One of the Empire Chase enjoyed revivals on the second and final day before the top 12 cut.
With the2007 Elite Series season entering the stretch run, anglers can start looking more clearly at their place in the Angler of the Year standings.
"I'm fortunate in that I've fished this lake a lot under a lot of different conditions," he said. "I couldn't have asked to fish with three nicer people who took such good care of me."
No one-trick pony, Lampier weighed in 14-7 worth of largemouths out of the Ticonderoga grass beds on Day One, but nearly duplicated it with the brown fish on Day Two.
"You can have an idea on Sunday morning but you never know which couple of guys are going to make a leap and change the show."
In this article, you can read the pros approaches to dock fishing - whether to skip, pitch or flip and how to develop patterns within patterns.
The pros are looking for a turnaround at High Rock Lake at the Bassmaster American.
With weights zeroed, final 12 anglers begin fishing hole-style tournament