James Niggemeyer tells the story of how he triumphed in the 2009 competition on Toledo Bend in a rare overtime fish-off for first place in the Bassmaster Central Open.
Texas' Stephen Johnston put his experience as a guide on Sam Rayburn Reservoir to good use, putting 22 pounds of bass on the scales to claim the first-day lead in the Bassmaster Central Open.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the fish-off required to break a tie on the final day of the 2009 Central Open #1 on Toledo Bend Reservoir, near Many, Louisiana.
James Niggemeyer wins third BASS victory in fish-off in 2009 Central Open #1
Stiff winds have blown throughout the Bassmaster Central Open on Toledo Bend, and that wasn't a big concern this morning for the two pros fishing the 3½-hour tie-breaking fish-off.
James Niggemeyer thought the Toledo Bend Bassmaster Central Open win had slipped away when Jerrel Pringle weighed in a 20-pound, 2-ounce sack of bass on what was supposed to be the final day of competition.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Three of the 2009 Central Open #1 on Toledo Bend Reservoir, near Many, Louisiana.
Oklahoman Newby Takes Lead at Bassmaster Central Open
Open strategy changed with Day One cancellation at Toledo Bend