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'Make it up as you go'

With bites scarce, successful anglers make adjustments during Day One on Amistad

Updated: March 12, 2009, 9:37 PM ET
By Sam Eifling | ESPNOutdoors.com

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DEL RIO, Texas — On the first day of practice for the OPTIMA Batteries Battle on the Border, Britt Myers was running a shallow-water pattern that netted him 25-odd bites in two hours.

On the first day of the actual tournament, a suddenly chilly and blustery Lake Amistad was nowhere near as generous. After weighing in just three fish, the Bassmaster Elite Series pro rued, "All the shallow fish left today."

Myers was one of just eight anglers who didn't ...

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