In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2008 Elite Series Tennessee Triumph on Old Hickory Lake, near Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Brutal as the fishing was, the consolation is that a decent fish or two will still propel just about anyone to a paycheck.
Check out the college treams that competed in the 2006 Bassmaster College Championship.
"Fortunately, er, unfortunately, I'm an inch taller than him," said the diminuitive Weldon, who helped the Crimson Tide to a 9-pound, 6-ounce first day. "He's my mentor. I just wanted to make him proud."