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.
Day One of the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Brad Hallman from Oklahoma in the lead.
In this article, read how Mike McClelland, from Bella Vista, Arkansas, went wire-to-wire to claim his first Bassmaster victory since 1996.
Read how in the 2005 Bassmaster Open Championship on the Alabama River, Arkansas pro Mike McClelland caught his three pound lead, including three of his better fish on one little piece of wood in the river.
Many of the 55 anglers competing in the Bassmaster Memorial know that if they're to survive Friday's cut to 12, they'll have to pull a fairly sizable bag of fish from Eagle Mountain Lake.
Michael Iaconelli began the Bassmaster Memorial by fishing a number of patterns and he met mixed results.
From 12 there came 6 to go on to the final day of the 2006 Bassmaster Memorial
Iaconelli's two-day total means little heading into the third day of action here in northeast Texas because his weight, along with those of the 11 other elite anglers who survived the cut, was zeroed to begin the second phase of this event.
Several of the final few anglers who came to the scales during the second day of this Major championship reversed that trend. And there were some of the sport's biggest names among them.
Mike McClelland's experience on the Arkansas River is vast and he's passing on some advise.