The two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, brought in consecutive 30-pound plus limits during the first two days of competition.
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.
What are the thoughts of the 12 anglers remaining in the Golden State Shootout?
His bag bulged like a college student's laundry sack. He might as well have been submerging a suitcase.
The three questions posed to anglers were: What will be the 12-man cut weight? Who other than leader Greg Gutierrez has the best chance of winning? And to what extent are you using swimbaits?
Still recovering from a bad case of meningitis, Mark Menendez had the strength to win the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Southern Open on West Point Lake.
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.
Arkansas angler Matt Lee fills us in on what the pros can expect at the Legends on Arkansas River.
"It had the right ingredients. It had some deep water and it had some shallow water with lots of cover. I just made a pass through there with a little water movement."
Consider, only two limits of five fish were brought to the scales Thursday. Seventeen anglers managed to land only one keeper fish and 11 other anglers were shut out completely.