I'm sitting in the water watching the early morning festivities. There are four boats snugged together with four anglers bundled up and itching to go. On the bank are hundreds of spectators lining the banks and trying to get as close to these guys as possible. Out here on the lake are dozens of boats waiting to follow; almost all of them were here the previous two days. The fishing in Illinois may not have been so hot. But the fans are on another level.