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A fast start and a big finish

Updated: December 29, 2006, 5:20 AM ET
By Tim Tucker — Bassmaster.com Senior Writer | Bassmaster.com Exclusive — July 21, 2005

In so many ways, the CITGO Bassmaster Classic does not resemble the average fishing tournament.

High expectations, self-imposed pressure, enormous weigh-in crowds, hordes of on-the-water spectators, the $200,000 top prize and the most important title in professional fishing with its life-changing potential are all elements that transform the Classic into an event like no other.

There is one other factor that separates fishing's Big Show from the rest, a consideration that will be on ...

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