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2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day Two back on

Jul 21, 2007

BASS officials took no chances Friday, canceling the second day of the tournament amid forecasts of high winds.

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day One prayer

Jul 21, 2007

Lee Bailey, one of the first to weigh fish, told the crowd quite sincerely that "everybody needs to say a private prayer for the guys who are still out there."

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day Two wind

Jul 20, 2007

High winds and rolling waves on Day One of the Empire Chase cracked boat hulls, overcame engines and swamped boats.

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day Two weather

Jul 20, 2007

"The best thing about today," Niggemeyer said, "is that I've still got tomorrow."

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day Two cancelled

Jul 20, 2007

The tournament will continue Saturday, July 21 and conclude Sunday, July 22 as scheduled.

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day One lessons

Jul 19, 2007

After the first day of competition, co-angler Robert Suhr was a quick learner, bagging big fish and making it back to the weigh-in in one piece.

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day One notes

Jul 19, 2007

While most anglers never fish using deck seats, rough conditions on Lake Erie prompted them to install the seats for the first day of the Empire Chase.

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: Day One quotes

Jul 19, 2007

The winds blew, the waves crested and the Bassmaster Elite Series pros dragged scads of smallmouth bass across the scales.

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: One, some or none

Jul 19, 2007

"I'm really hoping I don't have to throw mine out," angler Gary Klein said, "but depending on the wind it could be one, two or even three."

2007 Elite Series - Empire Chase: A great challenge

Jul 19, 2007

Recreational boating competition will be down. Fish-care penalties will be way up, with fish dying in rough livewell runs and from depressurizing too quickly when caught at depths of up to 40 feet.

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