Recreational boating competition will be down. Fish-care penalties will be way up, with fish dying in rough livewell runs and from depressurizing too quickly when caught at depths of up to 40 feet.
Skeet Reese's runner-up finish propelled him past Kevin VanDam and into the lead in the Angler of the Year standings.
With the2007 Elite Series season entering the stretch run, anglers can start looking more clearly at their place in the Angler of the Year standings.
"Twenty-one pounds on five casts!" he said. "We're in trouble. We're so in trouble."
Weather conditions have anglers worried about lower weights at the Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl.
Just how did Boyd Duckett out-fish the world's best at the 2007 Bassmaster Classic?
Whereas Steve Kennedy had to catch more than 120 pounds of bass to hold off Skeet Reese at the Golden State Shootout at Clear Lake last month, anglers said that about half that amount would put them in contention on Clarks Hill Lake.
"I put Super Glue on all my cuts, try to keep them closed up. I'm going to need stitches on a couple of these cuts."
We asked the final 12 to share what patterns and lures they used to make the cut and what was the single greatest factor in their success.
Jared Lintner asked Kennedy, "Why are you shaking? Is it because you're about to win?"