Californians are doing very well on Day One at Lake Dardanelle.
Nutritionist Ken Hoover helps the Bassmaster Elite Series pro keep their energy levels high with healthy foods.
It's a rarity to see more than a couple of fish killed in the course of an Elite Series event, but anglers have had to play marine paramedics constantly on Lake Erie.
The winds blew, the waves crested and the Bassmaster Elite Series pros dragged scads of smallmouth bass across the scales.
"I ran all the way down to Ticonderoga, went to the rod box. It was locked, and I realized my wife had the keys to it back in the truck. It went downhill from there."
Takahiro Omori's dreams have come true, winning the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.
Despite Comfortable Lead, Florida's Chris Lane Falters, Finishes Second
The temperature rise could bring largemouth bass into play in the pros' strategies despite the fact that Lay Lake has a large population of spotted bass.
ESPNOutdoors.com asked them what lures and patterns were most productive for you this week? And what was the single biggest factor for your success this week?
LAKEPORT, Calif. — OK, now we can start talking records. For a second straight day, the anglers of the Bassmaster Elite Series lugged copious amounts of portly largemouths out of Clear Lake on Friday, and speculation that the Golden State Shootout presented by Evan Williams Bourbon would produce a BASS record for biggest winning weight began to take on more credence.