Don't feel bad, they had everyone fooled. Of the 15 pros we asked to make three picks on whom they thought might win, eight mentioned Peter Thliveros and six said Terry Scroggins.
Challenging best describes the 2003-2004 tournament season as new qualifying formats, stiff competition, unpredictable weather and diverse waters put the competitors to the test.
Terry Scroggins uses a two-lure rigs to resemble a small school of baitfish.
BIRMINGHAM — Kalamazoo's Kevin VanDam lived up to his reputation as the "Tiger Woods" of bass fishing, roaring from 19th place into the lead as the Bassmaster Classic heads into today's final round on Lay Lake. In Tiger-like fashion, VanDam put together a rally to catch 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday — including the 5 pound, 7 ounce lunker of the day — to take a slim 9-ounce lead with 32 pounds, 15 ounces.
The saying 'hindsight is 20/20' applies to some of the decisions made at the 2008 Bassmaster Classic.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 Bassmaster classic.
The Bassmaster professionals talk about how physically demanding fishing is on their bodies.
"It's wonderful. Points winner is a great title to have on my resume — and I'm going to the Classic, a lifetime dream," said the 43-year-old Hartley, a veteran Elite pro who's been competing in BASS events since 1996.
Bobby Lane of Lakeland, Fla., took the lead Thursday at the season finale of the 2007 Bassmaster Southern Open out of Decatur, Ala.
Read how John Strider in his first year fishing on the pro side, brings a big weigh-in to the scales at the 2009 Bassmaster Southern Open season finale on Santee Cooper Lakes.