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@Part 2F@Special Report of BASS CITGO Bassmaster Tour 1st Tournament of 2004 Series @

@At this year's first BASS Tour event on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida, Takahiro Omori made the cut on Friday to move into the final 12. Weather turned sour on Saturday and Sunday, however, creating difficult conditions for all the remaining anglers including Omori, rain and drizzle challenging even the most hardy souls.

(Unfortunately, ALL of Florida's talented pro anglers were turned away after Friday's effort!)

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@After finishing in 12th place on Saturday, Omori had this to say: "I had a good tournament. The weather was bad today and fishing was slow, but I had a good tournament! I fished Senko on bedding fish, but I just couldn't get them to bite. IÕll try again next week on Smith Lake."
@That was the sentiment of many of the fishermen! Some, however, did manage to find good fish AND make them bite, and two bass over ten pounds attest to the return of the Harris chain!
@Some may recall the tournament here in 1992 when Mike Folkstead of California caught the lowest ever winning weight for a BASS event, "14Lb 10oz" for 3 days fishing!
@It was thought then that the Harris Chain had been decimated with chemical sprays for hydrilla and general mismanagement of the resource. Since that time, much work has been done to restore the once famed fishery, and this tournament shows the results!
@Leader on Omori's final day was the ever-present Mike Iaconelli who came from fourth place with a 13 pound 5 ounce limit totaling 49 pounds 13 ounces for the first 3 days.
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@After he weighed his catch, the perennial Tommy Martin sat on the bubble through the remaining few anglers awaiting news that he had been bumped from the final day Super Six. To his delight, however, these talented pros could not put enough weight on the scales to dislodge him!
@Good limits were brought in throughout the tournament, though the first two days marked the most dramatic big bass catches. Alton Jones of Waco, Texas captured a 10-13 on day 1 while Mark Rizk of Arab, Ala. brought a 10-03 to the scales on day 2! Each daily big bass wins for that angler an additional $1,000 !!
@Winner Marty Stone finished atop the heap on Sunday to win $100,000ñ and a shot at Angler of the Year and the 2004 Bassmaster Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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