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2004 Classic patterns revealed

Different baits, approaches and techniques were utilized by the nation's best bass pros to land in the top five in the '04 Classic

Updated: March 25, 2005, 2:08 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | Bassmaster, Oct. 2004

Adjustments.

More than any in recent history, the 34th annual CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer on Lake Wylie was one that came down to making the right series of timely adjustments.

Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.

Some, like winner Takahiro Omori, displayed uncanny timing in the crucial closing minutes. Others, like defending ...

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