Whereas Steve Kennedy had to catch more than 120 pounds of bass to hold off Skeet Reese at the Golden State Shootout at Clear Lake last month, anglers said that about half that amount would put them in contention on Clarks Hill Lake.
It's down to the 12 finalists in the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.
Highlights from Day One of the 2006 Elite Series on Lake Amistad.
Kevin VanDam's name is added to the already impressive list of anglers committing to the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.
Follow Ken Cook and Michael Iaconelli as they fish the same patch of water on Oneida Lake.
The world's most elite anglers who together have more than 150 BASS victories to their names have signed up for the most elite bass fishing series in the world.
Both Peter Thliveros and Ken Cook have accepted their invitations to fish the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series, a fishing league that will elevate the sport to a new level.
Denny Brauer is well on the road to recovery after having back surgery to relieve him from suffering a painful sciatic nerve problem.
"It was the landmark accomplishment of my career," said 1991 champion Ken Cook. "It was the achievement that brought me to the top of the mountain professionally and has made a big difference in the rest of my life."
Brauer is recovering from back surgery earlier this month aimed at correcting a painful Sciatic nerve problem caused by a bone spur and a calcium deposit that had combined to virtually pinch the nerve off.