Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry Butcher of Talala, Okla., managed to maintain the lead by more than 3 pounds on Day Two of the Bassmaster Central Open, the final division event of the season.
In this article, you can read about the tight race among Michael Burns, Rick Clunn and Jami Fralick to the Bassmaster Classic.
Edwin Evers well wishers filled his message system after winning the 2007 Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase.
"This is one of the most awesome days in my whole life," Evers said of the final day. "This is unbelievable.
"It was one of the most awesome fishing days of my life," Evers told the crowd before he weighed in the biggest sack caught in this tournament. "It was a day from Heaven."
Evers has kept his fish in good health, and he may be on the fish to win. But uneasy rests the leader who has caught less bass than his two closest pursuers.
Ultimately, it was here earlier this week on Lake Erie that Suhr learned the new technique that would forge a tournament win.
It's a rarity to see more than a couple of fish killed in the course of an Elite Series event, but anglers have had to play marine paramedics constantly on Lake Erie.
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Terry Butcher retains first, leads tightly packed finalists after top-12 cut