Matt Herren couldn't wipe the wide smile off his face after he returned to the Lake Guntersville State Park dock Friday afternoon.
It was as if the two Alabama pros had picked up where they left off at the Southern Open on South Carolina's Santee Cooper Reservoir last May, when Tharp won, leaving second place to Herren.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 southern open #3 on Lake Guntersville in Alabama. It is the second day launch.
The top three in the final points standings earn berths in the Bassmaster Classic next February on the Red River in Shreveport, La. The top 10 will be invited to fish on the 11-event Bassmaster Elite Series that begins in March on Lake Amistad.
Several Elite pros will be anxiously watching the final Southern Open on Guntersville Lake this week, hoping for a miracle of sorts. They're the bubble guys.
Bobby Lane and Preston Clark take a moment to thank our men and women in uniform.
Elite Series Tour tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 elite series Champion's Choice day four behind the scenes.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series champion's choice on Lake Oneida. It is the third day from the air.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series champion's choice on Lake Oneida. It is the second day weigh in.