Santee Cooper Reservoir is all the rage. And rightfully so.
"In (Bassmaster's) interpretation of the rules that's considered getting assistance from someone who was not a competitor."
The overcast sky and slight wind seemed to play a vital role in the amateur's 43 limits brought to the scales as opposed to Day One's 18 limits.
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.
Highlights from Day One of the 2006 Elite Series on Lake Amistad.
Paul Elias has joined the growing roster for the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.
This album features photos from the day two weigh-ins at the 2006 Santee Cooper Showdown.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the May 2006 issue.