Both Marty Stone and Alton Jones had a bass jump into their boat for the first time in their tournament lives — and add Jimmy Mize to that list, although he's had it happen before.
Weights were way down Saturday, and angler after angler came across the stage talking about how their spots on the Harris Chain of Lakes had became worthless.
If this were any place else but Florida, Brian Snowden could already be counting his money from winning the Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
Before they turned pro Davis, of Arkansas, and Snowden, of Missouri, were professional bass guides for hire.
Weather warnings barked out from bullhorns by BASS officials cautioned the boaters to be wary of today's forecast, calling for winds to gust to 35 mph from the south with damaging straight-line winds blowing across the area with the approach of a strong frontal passage.
Omori, who first came to the United States in 1992 understanding hardly a word of English, finished with 39 pounds, 2 ounces.
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.
Bass will stay on bridges year-round, but a lot of fishermen dismiss them because they are so obvious.
Mark Davis had to make a major change due to the weather, but it worked to his advantage to win the 2004 Bassmaster Tour on Table Rock.
Surging water from the Gulf of Mexico is washing away bass fisheries as it destroys wetlands along Louisiana's coast.