Just before daybreak on what could be the biggest day of his career, Greg Gutierrez was rummaging in a compartment in the bow of his boat, looking into a tackle box, rustling plastic sacks.
His bag bulged like a college student's laundry sack. He might as well have been submerging a suitcase.
No angler is hotter, but several are close enough to give Gutierrez a tight chase.
LAKEPORT, Calif. — OK, now we can start talking records. For a second straight day, the anglers of the Bassmaster Elite Series lugged copious amounts of portly largemouths out of Clear Lake on Friday, and speculation that the Golden State Shootout presented by Evan Williams Bourbon would produce a BASS record for biggest winning weight began to take on more credence.
Day Two of the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga has Terry 'Big Show" Scroggins in the lead.
Santee Cooper Reservoir is all the rage. And rightfully so.
It is not unusual in tournaments where sight fishing is the predominate pattern to hear woeful tales of the one that got away. It was no different Friday at Santee Cooper.
Some pundits may have found the predictions a little far-fetched. After all, how often do you see multiple limits over 30 pounds and more than 2,100 pounds of fish weighed?
The 50 remaining professional anglers took advantage of the conditions — landing sacks of fish so large that eight men are more than half way to breaking the record for a four-day weight total in BASS history.