Matt Reed had a plan and stuck to it to lead on Day One of the Empire Chase.
Read stories of how the anglers battle the wind and waters of Lake Erie as they fish in the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase tournament.
Read as Todd Faircloth and Kevin VanDam head into the season-ending event of the 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series where the pressure is high for the two men separated by only 21 points in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race.
Hopes are riding high at this tournament and for good reason. The TTAOY will be crowned as well as the winner of this Champion's Choice event.
Day One was treacherous for anglers at the 2008 Champion's Choice.
It wasn't the lightening that had Todd Faircloth scared at the 2008 Champion's Choice, it was the threat of KVD for AOY.
It's crunch time and the two TTAOY hopefuls are battling it out at the 2008 Champion's Choice.
KVD was crowned TTAOY, and Michael Iaconelli jumped 39 places to end Day Two of the 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series Champion's Choice.
The wind will be a major factor on Lake Erie for Day One of the Empire Chase.
Charlie Hartley is doing everything he can to hang in there after the Champion's Choice is over.