The Lake Norman code may have been cracked Friday, at least by the 12 finalists in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open sponsored by Allstate.
The most capable bass tournament fishermen have an uncanny ability to change gears and stuff their livewells when plans A, B, and C go awry.
Before the Bassmaster Lake Norman Open got underway, local Elite Series pro Hank Cherry predicted that it would take four spotted bass and one kicker largemouth a day to be in contention. Cherry must be clairvoyant.
See what the pros and cos brought to the scales Day 1 of 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #3.
See how the anglers fared on Day Two of 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1.
Some big bass made their way across the stage during the Day One weigh-in on Lake Norman!
This photo gallery features images from day one of competition at the 2010 Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the November 2009 issue.