The sense of optimism among the anglers fishing the Bassmaster Legends on the Arkansas River is bleak. While being barraged by questions before the 6:50 a.m. takeoff, one Elite angler had an inquiry of his own:
Eleven goose eggs. An average weight of 4 pounds, 7 ounces per angler. An average fish catch of 1.8 bass per angler. These aren't typical numbers for 55 of the world's best bass fishermen on the Arkansas River.
The top 12 will fish new water on Saturday. But Bassmaster.com wanted to know what they did to get to the semi-final round. Here are the keys to their success:
Bassmaster.com asked the final 12 anglers about their hole-course strategy
Bassmaster.com asked Rook to detail his week of practice and competition in the Bassmaster Legends. This is his account, word for word:
Shaw Grigsby failed to boat a keeper fish on the final day of the Bassmaster Legends presented by Goodyear. But he held the lead on Day Three and looked as if he might win.
Bassmaster.com asked the Super Six field if there was anything they picked up on yesterday that would make them change their game plan for Sunday. Most of them did, here are their responses:
TV viewers take note For the first time ever, ESPN2 will provide same-day coverage of a BASS event outside of the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Coverage of the Bassmaster Memorial weigh-in will air Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m. ET.
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