The Bassmaster Elite Series moves this week from one side of New York to the other, leaving the eastern reaches of the Empire State for the western front along Lake Erie and the Niagara River.
Skeet Reese's runner-up finish propelled him past Kevin VanDam and into the lead in the Angler of the Year standings.
With the2007 Elite Series season entering the stretch run, anglers can start looking more clearly at their place in the Angler of the Year standings.
As Timmy Horton walked along the dock to his boat before Day Four of the Champion's Choice presented by Toyota Tundra, Skeet Reese called to him from the deck of his own boat.
With the unmistakable tenor of the coronation of one of the sports bright young stars, the final day of the BASS Elite Series at Lake Champlain got under way Sunday.
Angler of the Year points leader and bass angler nonpareil Kevin VanDam owes some of his uncharacteristically low 27th-place finish at the Champion's Choice presented by Toyota Tundra to his outstanding practice.
Per usual, the pros were talking a good game at the weigh-in on Day Three of the Champion's Choice presented by Toyota Tundra. Here were some of the best lines:
As the weigh-in on Day Three of the Champion's Choice presented by Toyota Tundra wound down, Shaw Grigsby sidled up to Timmy Horton, who was watching the standings backstage.
"Every day's different with these smallmouths," said Cook. "We had a bunch of big fish follow the bait today. It's just that their attitude wasn't very good today."