"I'm real happy with how the day went," said Wirth, who rode in the 1981 Kentucky Derby. "I got fortunate."
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Tennessee Triumph on Old Hickory Lake, near Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Angler X feels that the fish are spread all over, and KVD's run-and-gun style will have the most success, despite poor fishing.
Old Hickory Lake's 22,500 acres have produced lots of bass in three days of practice this week. However, there have been very few caught that met the 14-inch minimum length limit for largemouths.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Tennessee Triumph on Old Hickory Lake, near Hendersonville, Tennessee.
When I was a kid, I couldn't wait for summer. It was the best time of the year. School was out and I could go fishing with my dad and friends. It was great.Now that I'm just a little older (nearly 46), summer doesn't mean quite as much to me.
Old Hickory Lake's 22,500 acres impounded on the Cumberland River will be where the 107 Elites Series anglers compete for the $100,000 first-place check.
One Bassmaster Elite Series angler summed up the fishing conditions at Old Hickory Lake this way: "You might catch 40 fish and zero."
On his run up the river in the morning he noticed a boat stuck in the shallows, so he pulled over to help. "It delayed 30 minutes off our time but it was my nephew (Tim Carmouche) so I had to stop and push him off," said Bourque.
Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz 1. Nathan Bourque Humble, Texas (LA) 5 12-01 2. Bryan Schmidt Olney, Texas (TX) 5 11-14 3. Jamie Laiche Gonzales, La. (LA) 5 11-10 4. Robbie Latuso Gonzales, La. (LA) 5 11-09