Matt Reed had a plan and stuck to it to lead on Day One of the Empire Chase.
Read as Todd Faircloth and Kevin VanDam head into the season-ending event of the 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series where the pressure is high for the two men separated by only 21 points in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race.
It's crunch time and the two TTAOY hopefuls are battling it out at the 2008 Champion's Choice.
The wind will be a major factor on Lake Erie for Day One of the Empire Chase.
While KVD is still sweating out the race for TTAOY he's celebrating his victory at the 2008 Elite Series Bluegrass Brawl.
The pressure is steadily building, at the 2008 Tennessee Triumph, for some of the pros in contention for this years TTAOY.
Todd Faircloth was in the 2008 TTAOY race until the very end, giving KVD a run for his money.
Whether their smallmouth or largemouth, bass is bass, take it anyway. That's what they're doing on Oneida Lake.
There have been five different leaders at different times the year for the Bassmaster Angler of the year award.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Three of the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase on Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, near Buffalo, New York.