In this first-ever Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Lake Travis, expectations were low after three days of practice. In a random survey at the anglers' meeting Wednesdayafternoon, expectations were for a winning weight between 50 and 60 pounds.
"I don't think there will be one 20-pound bag caught this week," said one Elite Series pro, who has competed here on the FLW circuit in previous years. "And I think the winning weight will be 52 pounds."
Granted, that was on the low end, but not by much when compared with other predictions. So with four anglers catching over 60 pounds, and five bags over 20 pounds this week, Brett Hite's words of caution Wednesday proved right on target.
"These guys always surprise you," Hite said.