The 2006 Strike King Ever-Bloom Classic was a nail biter. Saturday's starting temperature was 35 degrees and wind gusts were well over 30 mph. To show just how tough the anglers are in Central Illinois there were 20 fish caught for a very respectable 51.85 pounds of bass.
Vicious Fishing Big Bass on day one was caught by Whitacre and Estes and it weighed 5.73 pounds.
The team of Scott Bree and AJ(Flash) Bailey led after the first day with 12.04 lbs followed closely by Richard(you can call me Dusty) Whitacre and Brian Estes with 11.96 pounds.