Bassmaster.com asked local tournament anglers Mark Perry and Chad Tregellas what to expect from the qualifiers-only event that will award the winner $250,000.
The action figures to lean toward a post-spawn bite. Huge bags, which were seen in earlier tour stops this year, don't figure to be the norm here, however.
"You basically have to fish those places that look fishy and don't give up until one bites."
The locals anglers at Eagle Mountain Lake predict who they think will find the fish.
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.
The observer whose pro caught the biggest bass of the tournament on day two of competition won a brand new Triton TR186 bass boat.
Mark Perry and Chad Tregellas said they anticipated weights would be down from Day One, but they didn't think only 15 anglers would eclipse 10 pounds.
Not so fast say two area tournament anglers. With Mark Menendez, the only angler to catch a limit Saturday, close behind and Mike Iaconelli and Skeet Reese less than five pounds back, Sunday's final still could provide a come-from-behind victory.
Michael Iaconelli began the Bassmaster Memorial by fishing a number of patterns and he met mixed results.
From 12 there came 6 to go on to the final day of the 2006 Bassmaster Memorial