The final event of the 2006 Elite Series season will determines who qualifies for the 37 precious 2007 Bassmaster Classic berths.
Local angler Stacey King reports to expect a number of empty bags on Missouri's Table Rock Lake
The Rock: Missouri fishery to determine Angler of the Year, Classic qualifying spots and more
Approaching the final tournament, Iaconelli holds a steady yet approachable 45-point lead over Kennedy, a freshman who's leading the Toyota Rookie of the Year race.
"My friends and I call it the donkey rig," Menendez said. "It's absolutely one of the funniest ways of fishing. If you're not catching any, you'll amuse yourself the whole day because the action is so erratic and so different.
The swivel has proven an effective tool for securing soft plastics in place, and Desaro believes its silver coating gives off an attractive flash as well.
BASS is ending its 11-event, inaugural CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series season on Missouri's Table Rock Lake on Sept. 14-17. And once the four-day tournament called The Rock presented by TheraSeed is over, one angler will be $100,000 richer
"So I started taking a big action tail-type worm and actually shoving it up inside it. And it almost looked like a monster lizard in the water. I caught good fish on it. I caught quality fish."
If you are ready for a change of pace, try your hand at fishing rocky riprap and seawalls — those obvious shoreline-hugging features found on lakes, rivers and reservoirs across the country.
When boys are born, some fathers will place a small baseball mitt in their crib. Legend has it that Chad Brauer's basinet contained an assortment of Strike King jigs.