Most of the anglers at the Bassmaster American are pleasantly surprised with their Day One weights.
As the song goes, 'what a difference a day makes', so goes Day One of the Bassmaster American.
After weights generally increased Friday from Day One, the forecasted cloudless skies and calm conditions were bound to put a premium on the early morning bite.
Cloud cover, steady winds and generally warming water temperatures no doubt boosted the field as a whole.
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.