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12/13/2006

BassCenter presented by Days Inn airs each BASS Saturday at
11 a.m. ET on ESPN2

• Click here to ask the expert. Each week on BassCenter Byron Velvick will answer your e-mail questions.

This week on BassCenter

August 5, 2006: 2005 Toyota Rookie of the Year Dave Wolak is on the show to tell us about the tricks and gear he used to win $250,000 in the Bassmaster American on Lake Wylie, NC, last weekend. It's also a huge week for tips, with Byron taking us out to do some of that classic summertime bank fishing.

We're also talking about a sunscreen that prevents cancer (and won't wear off) and taking a look at prisoners who manage a fish hatchery as part of the Arkansas Department of Corrections' rehabilitation program.

All that, plus a 4-year-old who caught a 10-pounder on this week's BassCenter.

This week's features

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail heads to Charlotte, N.C., and Lake Wylie for the 2006 Bassmaster American. A Major Tour event held in the memory of Bryan Kerchal, the only BASS Federation Nation member to ever win the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Kerchal's Classic victory came in 1994 on Lake Wylie.

Lake Wylie is known for its abundance of private boat docks — some 1000 of them in all--that add to the already congested waters of this popular urban fishery located outside Charlotte. If you fish a lake like Wylie then you'll want to read this feature about
fishing high-pressure lakes.

Takahiro Omori won the last BASS tournament held on Lake Wylie, the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Read how Omori and the other top anglers caught their fish

Audio/video features for this week

Click here to see a clip of Bryan Kerchal, the only BASS Federation Nation angler to ever win a CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Relive his moment of victory from the 1994 Classic.

Click here for a radio interview of Jason Quinn, this week's favorite to win the Bassmaster American. The South Carolinian, a former Lake Wylie guide, also has a soft spot for helping kids.

About BassCenter

BassCenter presented by Days Inn is a weekly show dedicated to the world of recreational and professional bass fishing.

The only derivative of ESPN's SportsCenter, BassCenter covers the outdoors from Asian flying carp to Zebco. Each Saturday morning, BassCenter digs deep to find the best baits, the most interesting stories, and the tips that turn viewers into better anglers.

Whether it's pure entertainment (like pro angler and former Kentucky Derby jockey Kevin Wirth's comparison of fishing and horse racing) or breaking news (like our in-depth coverage of Hurricane Katrina's effect on outdoorsmen and the Gulf Coast fishery), viewers can count on BassCenter to know what they want and need.

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