In 1998, a little-known Louisiana angler made his BASS debut by finishing a forgettable 193rd in the Bassmaster Missouri Invitational on Lake of the Ozarks.

It was not a hint of what was to come from Greg Hackney.

Since that inauspicious start, no pro can match the incredible consistency of the 31-year-old Hackney, who won the 2004 CITGO Rookie of the Year title and fell just three points short of overtaking Gerald Swindle for the CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year award.

Even more impressive than that run is the fact that Hackney has cashed a check in 22 of his 25 appearances. Included is a victory in a Central Open in 2002, two seconds and two thirds, along with 14 top-10 performances (not to mention qualifying for two consecutive CITGO Bassmaster Classics).

And the Hack Attack shows no signs of tiring. He recently added the Southern Open points title to his r