Second Bassmaster Major, site of the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, offers $250,000 top prize
A Lake Wylie pro has his hopes on another local pro winning when the world's top anglers compete this week in the Bassmaster American, the second major of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
When BASS announced it would add three Major tournaments in 2006, ESPN Outdoors senior coordinating producer Dan Bowen knew the stand-alone events with a $250,000-first-place prize each deserved the same level of heightened importance viewers have become accustom to at the CITGO Bassmaster Classic.
It was nearly two years ago that Lake Wylie garnered bass fishing's spotlight when it hosted the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic.
A drawdown at Lake Wylie kept weights down on Day One of the Bassmaster American, but a local pro said to expect a better day Friday.
The dedicated men and women of the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery at Fort Bragg have joined in on the fun of the Bassmaster American on Lake Wylie.
The Super Six have moved on, and the not-so Super Six will be subjected to the sidelines as onlookers. Bassmaster.com found out from the bottom half of the twelve what was key in allowing them to get to Saturday's cut and how they handled the hole course format.
On one hand, Dave Wolak's five-pound lead in the race for a $250,000 check is exactly where you'd want to be. On the other hand, being in first place one day on Lake Wylie is the worst place to be if your goal is first place the next day.