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2008 Elite Series Empire Chase: Day Two, Launch

Aug 1, 2008

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Two of the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase on Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, near Buffalo, New York.

2008 Elite Series Empire Chase: Day One, Launch

Aug 1, 2008

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase on Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, near Buffalo, New York.

2008 Elite Series Empire Chase: Day One, Weigh-in

Aug 1, 2008

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase on Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, near Buffalo, New York.

Teacher Masters Day One

Jul 31, 2008

A tenth-grade earth science teacher at Buffalo's Lafayette High School, didn't claim his scientific background gave him the advantage in catching 13 pounds, 2 ounces of smallmouth bass on Thursday's Day One of the Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance. Indeed, the 35-year-old co-angler believed his performance came from something else.

CITGO BASSMASTER Angler of the Year

Jul 31, 2008

The CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year program acknowledges and rewards those anglers who fish the most consistently over the course of the Elite Series season. Along with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic title, the Angler of the Year is the most sought after award on the BASS circuit because it recognizes the hard work and credibility of those who achieve it. 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year Aaron Martens called the title a career-defining honor. <!-- BEGIN INLINE UNIT --><div id="inlinead" style="float: right"><InLineReplace name=ad type=InContent></div><!-- END INLINE UNIT -->Anglers fishing each CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series event are awarded points based on their finish. The angler with the most points at the end of the season wins. CITGO joined BASS in 2001 as the title sponsor and has presented the esteemed Angler of the Year title since 2004. In 2006, CITGO and BASS increased the payout by 100 percent &#151; to $600,000 &#151; and also doubled the number of anglers awarded money. The top prize awarded to the CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year is $125,000 and the program pays the top 50 anglers. The points race begins during the "Battle on the Border" on Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas, March 9-12, and wraps up during "The Rock" in Kimberling City, Mo., on Table Rock Lake, Sep. 14-17, where the 2006 Angler of the Year will be crowned. <!--To learn more about CITGO's sponsorship of this program, click <a href="http://www.citgoangleroftheyear.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.--> <a href="#2005"><b>2005 Standings</b></a> | <a href="#2004"><b>2004 Standings</b></a> <font class="subhead">2006 CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings</font><br> After Oneida Lake, Syracuse, N.Y., July 9, 2006<br> <pre> ------------------------------------------- <b>Place Name St Pts</b> ------------------------------------------- 1 Michael Iaconelli N.J. 2027 2 Dean Rojas Ariz. 1922 3 Kevin Wirth Ky. 1884 4 Steve Kennedy Ala. 1875 5 Kevin VanDam Mich. 1852 6 Aaron Martens Ala. 1830 7 John Crews Va. 1823 8 Edwin Evers Okla. 1780 9 Greg Hackney La. 1773 10 Jason Quinn S.C. 1756 11 Timmy Horton Ala. 1740 12 Kelly Jordon Texas 1722 13 Gerald Swindle Ala. 1721 14 Matt Reed Texas 1718 15 Peter Thliveros Fla. 1717 16 Skeet Reese Calif. 1698 17 Russ Lane Ala. 1695 18 Mike Wurm Ark. 1654 19 John Murray Ariz. 1648 20 Tommy Biffle Okla. 1639 21 Takahiro Omori Texas 1636 22 Denny Brauer Mo. 1620 23 Terry Scroggins Fla. 1608 24 Bill Lowen Ohio 1606 25 Jeff Reynolds Okla. 1594 26 Alton Jones Texas 1593 27 Gary Klein Texas 1569 28 Randy Howell Ala. 1562 29 Lee Bailey Ala. 1558 30 Mike McClelland Ark. 1548 30 Davy Hite S.C. 1548 32 Jared Lintner Calif. 1547 33 Mark Tucker Mo. 1544 34 Rick Clunn Mo. 1518 35 Zell Rowland Texas 1510 36 Yusuke Miyazaki Texas 1492 37 Bradley Hallman Okla. 1490 37 Kenyon Hill Okla. 1490 39 Greg Gutierrez Calif. 1487 40 Jeff Kriet Okla. 1482 41 Bernie Schultz Fla. 1464 42 Jimmy Mize Ark. 1439 43 Scott Rook Ark. 1434 44 Terry Butcher Okla. 1409 45 Jeff Connella La. 1401 46 Todd Faircloth Texas 1389 47 Ishama Monroe Calif. 1382 48 Paul Elias Miss. 1380 49 Brent Chapman Kan. 1379 50 Ken Cook Okla. 1366 51 Morizo Shimizu Calif. 1364 52 Shaw Grigsby, Jr Fla. 1363 53 Darrin Schwenkbeck Md. 1354 53 Mark Tyler Ariz. 1354 55 Steve Daniel Fla. 1351 56 Dave Wolak Pa. 1350 57 Fred Roumbanis Calif. 1328 58 Ray Sedgwick S.C. 1317 59 Kotaro Kiriyama Ala. 1312 59 Dave Smith Okla. 1312 61 Jon Bondy Canada 1311 62 William Smith, Jr Ky. 1293 63 Chad Brauer Mo. 1288 64 Pete Ponds Miss. 1287 65 Stephen Browning Ark. 1279 66 Mark Menendez Ky. 1277 67 Jeremy Starks W.Va. 1267 68 Preston Clark Fla. 1260 69 Keith Phillips Ala. 1246 70 Charlie Hartley Ohio 1222 71 Chris Lane Fla. 1216 72 Kevin Langill N.C. 1208 73 Jarrett Edwards Ariz. 1204 74 Britt Myers N.C. 1201 75 Mike Reynolds Calif. 1194 76 Jami Fralick S.D. 1190 77 Marty Stone N.C. 1173 78 Joe Thomas Ohio 1155 79 Terry Segraves Fla. 1150 80 David Gliebe Ky. 1148 81 Paul Hirosky Pa. 1146 82 Bradley Stringer Texas 1141 83 Kurt Dove Va. 1140 84 Charlie Youngers Fla. 1134 85 Vince Hurtado Calif. 1127 86 Byron Velvick Nev. 1114 87 Brian Snowden Mo. 1089 88 Frank Scalish Ohio 1078 89 Bink Desaro Idaho 1071 90 Rick Morris Va. 1062 91 Elton Luce Jr Texas 1046 92 Brooks Rogers Texas 1031 92 Mike O'Shea Calif. 1031 94 Grant Goldbeck Md. 1004 95 Guy Eaker N.C. 1002 96 Mark Rogers Fla. 952 97 Rick Ash Pa. 911 98 Kevin Short Ark. 896 99 Charlie Weyer Calif. 894 100 Doc Merkin Ill. 839 101 Jimmy Houston Okla. 806 102 Ken Brodeur Conn. 798 103 Randy Yarnall Pa. 738 104 Robert Hamilton Jr Tenn. 551 105 Conrad Picou La. 390 106 Dustin Wilks N.C. 151 </pre> <a href="#top"><b>Back To Top</b></a> <a name="2005"><table width="100%" font class="tabledata" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td colspan="4" bgcolor="#004875"><div align="center"><font color="ffffff">2005 ANGLER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4">After Kimberling City, Mo., ending 4-3-05</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="10%"><b>Place</b></td> <td width="25%"><b>First Name</b></td> <td width="25%"><b>State</b></td> <td width="20%"><b>Points</b></td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="19"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="19" x:num>1</td> <td width="25%" height="19">Aaron Martens</td> <td width="25%" height="19">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="19">1392</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>2</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Marty Stone</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1380</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>3</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Terry Scroggins</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1348</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>4</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Dave Wolak</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Pa.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1300</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>5</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Greg Hackney</td> <td width="25%" height="17">La.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1297</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>6</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jeff Kriet</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1263</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>7</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kevin VanDam</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mich.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1245</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>8</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Michael Iaconelli</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.J.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1240</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>9</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Skeet Reese</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1235</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>10</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ron Shuffield</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1198</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>11</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Edwin Evers</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1182</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>12</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Tucker</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1171</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>13</td> <td width="25%" height="17">David Walker</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tenn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1160</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>14</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kevin Wirth</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ky.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1149</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>15</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Preston Clark</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1133</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>16</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Scott Rook</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1128</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>17</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tim Horton</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1124</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>18</td> <td width="25%" height="17">George Cochran</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1119</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>19</td> <td width="25%" height="17">John Crews</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1117</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>20</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Rick Clunn</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1112</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>21</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jay Yelas</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1100</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>22</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ishama Monroe</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1091</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>23</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jeff Reynolds</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1084</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>24</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Andre Moore</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ariz.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1082</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>25</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mike Reynolds</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1063</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>26</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tommy Biffle</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1056</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>27</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Brian Snowden</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1042</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>28</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Stacey D King</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1039</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>29</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jimmy Mize</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">1004</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>30</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Luke Clausen</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Wash.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">978</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>31</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Greg Gutierrez</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">972</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>32</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mike Wurm</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">968</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>33</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Takahiro Omori</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">967</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>34</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Bernie Schultz</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">963</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>35</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Guy Eaker</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">959</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>36</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Gary Yamamoto</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">957</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>37</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Scott Suggs</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">956</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>38</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Frank Scalish</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ohio</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">952</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>39</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Larry Nixon</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">945</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>40</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Brent Chapman</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kan.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">941</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>41</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Russ Lane</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">938</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>42</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Todd Faircloth</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">936</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>43</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jason Quinn</td> <td width="25%" height="17">S.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">926</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>44</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Tyler</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ariz.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">922</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>45</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Rizk</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">921</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>46</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tommy Martin</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">919</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>47</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Lee Bailey</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Conn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">914</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>48</td> <td width="25%" height="17">David Fritts</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">910</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>49</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jack A Gadlage</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ky.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">906</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>50</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Dion Hibdon</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">896</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>51</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Bud Pruitt</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">894</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>52</td> <td width="25%" height="17">David Dudley</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">860</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>53</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Gerald Swindle</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">858</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>54</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Davy Hite</td> <td width="25%" height="17">S.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">854</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>55</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Robert Lee</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">851</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>56</td> <td width="25%" height="17">O T Fears III</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">846</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>57</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Stephen Browning</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">845</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>57</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kenyon Hill</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">845</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>59</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Rick Morris</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">842</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>60</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Terry Butcher</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">834</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>60</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Charlie Hartley</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ohio</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">834</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>62</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jay Kendrick</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tenn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">831</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>63</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Zell Rowland</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">825</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>63</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Darryl Burkhardt</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ore.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">825</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>65</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kotaro Kiriyama</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">822</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>66</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kelly Jordon</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">820</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>67</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Dean Rojas</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">817</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>68</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mike McClelland</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">815</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>69</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kevin Short</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">814</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>70</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Paul Elias</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">808</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>70</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Curt Lytle</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">808</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>72</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Frank Ippoliti</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Md.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">804</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>73</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Morizo Shimizu</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">799</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>74</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Randy Howell</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">798</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>75</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Robert Hamilton Jr</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">795</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>76</td> <td width="25%" height="17">David Wharton</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">782</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>77</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Chad Morgenthaler</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ill.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">775</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>78</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Chris Baumgardner</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">765</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>79</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Peter E Thliveros</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">764</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>80</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Rose</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">759</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>81</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Todd Auten</td> <td width="25%" height="17">S.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">753</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>82</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ben Matsubu</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">739</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>83</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Dustin Wilks</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">727</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>84</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Chris Bielert</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Conn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">723</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>85</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Gary Klein</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">719</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>85</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Norio Tanabe</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Japan</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">719</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>87</td> <td width="25%" height="17">David Gliebe</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">716</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>88</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Davis</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">714</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>88</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jeff Magee</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">714</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>90</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Chad Brauer</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">710</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>91</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mike Auten</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ky.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">703</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>92</td> <td width="25%" height="17">John Murray</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ariz.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">699</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>93</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Cliff Pace</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">698</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>94</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Terry Baksay</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Conn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">695</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>95</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Shaw E Grigsby, Jr</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">690</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>96</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Matt Reed</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">687</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>97</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jack Wade</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tenn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">686</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>98</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Alton Jones</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">685</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>99</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Roger Boler</td> <td width="25%" height="17">La.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">681</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>100</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Rogers</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">680</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>101</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Roland Martin</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">679</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>102</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Johnny Lesesne</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ga.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">671</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>103</td> <td width="25%" height="17">R J Bennett</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">664</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>104</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jason Reyes</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">656</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>105</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Art Ferguson III</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mich.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">654</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>106</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Randy Blaukat</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">645</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>107</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Gerald Gostenik</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mich.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">643</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>108</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Cody Bird</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">638</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>109</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Joe Thomas</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ohio</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">633</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>110</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mike Hicks</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">626</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>110</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ken Cook</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">626</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>112</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Pete Ponds</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">623</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>113</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Denny Brauer</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">621</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>114</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jarrett Edwards</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Colo.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">615</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>115</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Danny White</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ga.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">611</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>116</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tom Mann, Jr</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ga.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">610</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>117</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jimmy Houston</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">608</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>118</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Yusuke Miyazaki</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">605</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>118</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Pete Gluszek</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.J.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">605</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>120</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jesse Draime</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">592</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>121</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Chip Hawkins</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">584</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>122</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Charlie Weyer</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">583</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>123</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ray Sedgwick</td> <td width="25%" height="17">S.C.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">581</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>124</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Byron Velvick</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Nev.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">564</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>125</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jim Bitter</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">560</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>126</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Doug Garrett</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ark.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">556</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>127</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mike O'Shea</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">553</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>128</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Chris Daves</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">548</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>129</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Steve Sennikoff</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">541</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>130</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tim Loper</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Miss.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">538</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>131</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Woo Daves</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Va.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">536</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>132</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Eric Nethery</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ga.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">522</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>133</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fred Roumbanis</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">520</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>133</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tommy Stiles</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tenn.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">520</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>135</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Elton Luce Jr</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">518</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>136</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Zachary Thompson</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Calif.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">516</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>137</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Harold Allen</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">515</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>138</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Marcel Veenstra</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mich.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">514</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>139</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Brooks Rogers</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">487</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>140</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Homer Humphreys, Jr</td> <td width="25%" height="17">La.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">485</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>141</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Randy Yarnall</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Pa.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">475</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>142</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Tim Carroll</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Okla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">440</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>143</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Sean Hoernke</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">437</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>144</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Thad Takes</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Iowa</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">427</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>145</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Jimmy Mason</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">418</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>146</td> <td width="25%" height="17">David Mansue</td> <td width="25%" height="17">N.J.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">389</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>147</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Steve Daniel</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Fla.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">365</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>148</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Kyle Mabrey</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ala.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">356</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>149</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Bink Desaro</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Idaho</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">330</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>150</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Brett Hite</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Ariz.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">290</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>151</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Bradley Stringer</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">280</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>152</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Grant Goldbeck</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Md.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">226</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>153</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Randy Dearman</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Texas</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">221</td> </tr> <tr height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>154</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Terry Adams</td> <td width="25%" height="17">La.</td> <td align="left" td width="20%" height="17">193</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#efefe7" height="17"> <td align="left" width="10%" height="17" x:num>155</td> <td width="25%" height="17">Mark Menendez</td> <td width="25%" 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2008 Elite Series Empire Chase: Day One, Behind the Scenes

Jul 31, 2008

In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase on Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, near Buffalo, New York.

PVA Makes a Difference

Jul 31, 2008

On July 11-13, 2008, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour returned to Waldorf, Md., to fish the Potomac River. Sixty-four disabled anglers from 27 different states rounded out the field that including 24 newly injured wounded warriors who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Forecasting change

Jul 31, 2008

BASS official Chuck Harbin appeared relaxed as he monitored the handful of Elite Series anglers tie up to the launch dock during Thursday's Day One launch of the Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance. He had just spoken to the National Weather Service and confirmed the fact conditions looked favorable for a seemingly comfortable and relatively safe first day of tournament action.

Pick Three

Jul 31, 2008

The 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series tour begins its 10th event of the 11-tournament season Thursday with the Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance. Lake Erie's 10,000-plus square miles &mdash; it's the 11th-largest lake in the world &mdash; and the Niagara River will be where the 106 Elites Series anglers compete for the $100,000 first place check.

The answer is blowing in the wind

Jul 31, 2008

Grant Goldbeck got a lesson is just how good the smallmouth bass fishing can be during practice this week at Lake Erie. As he prepared for the 10th of 11 Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments this season the Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance Goldbeck caught a 4-pound smallmouth on a bare hook.

Jones for the Title

Jul 31, 2008

When Alton Jones first visited Lake Hartwell in December to practice for February's Bassmaster Classic, he hardly fished at all. Instead, seeing that the impoundment was 12 feet low, he spent his time with a video camera, filming potential structure and cover that might, if the lake level were to rise, become prime bass holding areas. He marked them with his GPS, and catalogued more than 130 locations.

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