If the prefishing is any indication, the 2001 BASS Masters Classic will be down and dirty.
Japanese pro Takahiro Omori conjured up some last-minute heroics Sunday to become the first non-American to win the Bassmaster Classic and capture the sport's world championship title.
Thanks to torrential rains in Louisiana and Texas from Tropical Storm Allison, the 45 Classic contenders didn't find the cooperative fish they were looking for during their six days of prefishing.
Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.