If it was your first time on a boat with a pro Thursday, you might as well have stayed off the water in the co-angler competition of the Sunshine Showdown.
Unlike the others, the winner of the 2008 Bassmaster Classic, Alton Jones, would not change a thing about his performance.
Kevin VanDam is very skeptical about the project weights anglers are predicting to win.
"It's unbelievable, dude," Kriet said. "I don't think anybody around here works.
South Carolina Legislators attend the 38th Annual Bassmaster Classic.
The Bassmaster Classic trophy made a lot of stops on the way to it's owner, Alton Jones.
The Bassmaster Lunker Club is a collection of photos submitted by members. This album features photos that were received during the month of April, 2008.
Bassmasters know size matters. Sometimes bass are looking for a full-meal deal and will strike the biggest lures in your tacklebox: 10-inch worms, spinnerbaits with hubcap-sized blades, or maybe even one of those monster California plugs the kind that looks like it was carved from a table leg. More often, they're chowing down on the most abundant prey available, and they'll bite standard-sized bass lures that mimic threadfin shad or crawfish.
Omori, who first came to the United States in 1992 understanding hardly a word of English, finished with 39 pounds, 2 ounces.
Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.