A little game of one-upsmanship broke out on the shore of Falcon Lake this morning, as the BASS Elite Series pros prepared to fish Day Three of the Lone Star Shootout, presented by Longhorn.
Martens, Velvick sitting on New York City for bass
"I don't know what to say. Normally, I'm a pretty talkative person, but right now, I'm speechless."
After fishing with Martens and Velvick, co-angler less than 15 pounds from BASS mark
Byron Velvick watched Aaron Martens catch a five-bass 42-pound limit on opening day of the Lone Star Shootout presented by Longhorn. Friday, Martens watched Velvick catch a 40-pound sack 41-11 to be exact.
Day One Notes: Falcon Lake Bass Hurting Anglers
ZAPATA, Texas — As the national anthem was played Friday morning, just before the 8 a.m. takeoff on the second day of the Lone Star Shootout presented by Longhorn, there was an ominous sign of things to come. The American flag was limp, only occasionally moving at the hint of a breeze. "If the wind drops to 5 miles-per-hour, watch out," said Kevin VanDam Thursday, while trying to keep the blowing sand out of his eyes after coming off the weigh-in stage.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Lone Star Shootout on Falcon Lake, near Zapata, Texas.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Lone Star Shootout on Falcon Lake, near Zapata, Texas.