It's time for a dozen fast facts regarding this week's CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series at Clark's Hill Lake, "The Pride of Augusta":
1. Clarks Hill: The largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi.
2. Clarks Hill: Built on the confluence of the Savannah and Little Rivers in 1954.
3. Clarks Hill: Named for Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clark.
4. Clarks Hill: Renamed Strom Thurmond Reservoir by act of Congress in 1987.
5. Strom Thurmond: Senator from South Carolina who served in the U.S. Senate for 49 years; also the only Senator ever elected as a write-in candidate; left office in 2003 at the age of 100.
6. Clarks Hill: The name that most Georgia residents still use when referring to Strom Thurmond reservoir.
7. Clarks Hill: Host to two tour level Bassmaster tournaments previously-1973, won by Rayo Breckenridge with 52 lbs 8 ounces; 2005, won by Mike Reynolds with 52 lbs 11 ounces.
8. Augusta: the second largest city in Georgia
9. The original pride of Augusta: Augusta National Golf Club, home of the internationally famous Masters Golf Tournament.
10. Known fact: Most pro golfers would rather be fishing.
11. Masters Tournament: Founded by Bobby Jones, adopted resident of Augusta and the Godfather of American Golf.
12. Born and still living in adjacent Aiken, South Carolina: James Brown, the Godfather of Soul.