"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?"
"I can't say anything more than this is absolutely awesome," said the 2006 Toyota Rookie of the Year. "I never thought I could catch this much weight in a BASS tournament. It is amazing."
It's common bass fishing knowledge that a lake's entire population of largemouth does not assault the shallows to spawn in one great wave.
The two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, brought in consecutive 30-pound plus limits during the first two days of competition.