Takahiro Omori's dreams have come true, winning the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.
"The Majors are the way we need to go to increase exposure for the sport ... everything is headed in the right direction," said Rick Clunn, a 29-time Classic qualifier.
After one day it's apparent the competition for those top-12 spots will be fierce. With 55 fishermen in the field, only 2 pounds separates fourth place and 20th place in this second of three Bassmaster Major events.
Day Two of the 2006 Bassmaster American at Lake Wylie has Timmy Horton at the top of the leaderboard.
If Wolak maintains his lead in today's finale of the Bassmaster American, he will be the first angler in eight days of BASS competition on Lake Wylie to hold the lead for more than one day.
The field has been trimmed to 6 at the Bassmaster American on Lake Wylie with Dave Wolak in the lead.
Brit Meyers, an Elite Series rookie, was disappointed he didn't qualify for the event on his home lake, but he has high hopes for another angler, Jason Quinn.
Greg Biffle finds it exciting to see the cross between racing and fishing.
An emotional Takahiro Omori wins the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic.
In response to a scheduling change to the FLW Championship that conflicts with traditional CITGO Bassmaster Classic dates, BASS officials have responded by calling the move damaging to the sport of professional bass fishing.