While most anglers never fish using deck seats, rough conditions on Lake Erie prompted them to install the seats for the first day of the Empire Chase.
The winds blew, the waves crested and the Bassmaster Elite Series pros dragged scads of smallmouth bass across the scales.
"I'm really hoping I don't have to throw mine out," angler Gary Klein said, "but depending on the wind it could be one, two or even three."
Recreational boating competition will be down. Fish-care penalties will be way up, with fish dying in rough livewell runs and from depressurizing too quickly when caught at depths of up to 40 feet.
In this episode of 'Hooked,' the B.A.S.S. pros talk about how they use different types of media to influence the growth of bass fishing.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about qualifying and preparing for the Bassmaster Classic.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about fishing on Lake Amistad and how they keep their fish alive.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about Terry Scroggins. Terry is known on the tour as the comical go-to guy for help and information.
Greg Hackney is known as the quiet southern gentleman, but it all changes once he gets out on the water. Greg is a true B.A.S.S competitor.
Kevin VanDam talks about how he got his start in fishing. The B.A.S.S. pros talk about how Kevin has changed the sport.