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Del Frio

Wind, rain, cold  and elusive big fish  will highlight early going on Lake Amistad

Updated: March 11, 2009, 8:59 PM ET
By Sam Eifling | ESPNOutdoors.com

DEL RIO, Texas — At least the drought-stricken farmers in south Texas with the "Pray For Rain" signs on their fences will get to celebrate.

On the eve of the Battle on the Border, the first Bassmaster Elite Series tour event of the 2009 season, Lake Amistad got a much-needed shock of rain thanks to a cold front that will push the mercury into the 30s the night before the tournament begins.

Amistad, a prolific bass fishing reservoir on the Rio Grande, is already up 10 feet from ...

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