The very interesting rookie year of Ott DeFoe; Elite Series pros scout first fisheries; Big bass stories; Charlie Hartley's 10-10; Combs debuts wrap; Crochet adds sponsors; and ... Trevor's triplets
Gerald Swindle hopes to close out the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open.
2011 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open, Day One notes.
This photo gallery features images from day two weigh-ins at the 2011 Southern Open #1, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, FL.
It's Tuesday. I'm putting the final touches on my Open preparation. Basically, that translates into running around the lake looking for specific types of cover and structure that'll give me a last-minute bite during the tournament
I'm still in Florida getting ready for the first Southern Open of this season. As I've been fishing along today, I've noticed something that may seem obvious to some of you but bears repeating nonetheless.
I've been in Columbus enjoying Christmas with Tracey and friends. It's been a great experience. We don't spend as much time together as I would like, so this year has been special.
Fishing burnout is a foreign concept to me. I can't even imagine what it would be like. How could you not want to go fishing? What kind of a man would think like that?
It's amazing how many times I can catch another bass off the same piece of cover or off the same underwater structure. When I talk about a second cast, I'm talking about making the same exact cast.
I just got in from my second day of sailfishing off the Florida coast. I can hardly express how much fun I had out there. I caught three or four — my first sailfish ever — and are they ever tough fighters