Fog delay shortens Day One 2009 Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle
In this photo gallery, you'll find images from the registration process for the 2009 Elite Series Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle, near Russelville, Arkansas. Registration includes an anglers meeting where B.A.S.S. officials discuss rules and safety, share any announcements and pair the Elite anglers with their marshals.
Truly a bass fisherman's paradise. And best of all, it's free. However, if you're a professional angler, the Expo isn't all roses. Several Elite Series pro explain why, to them, the Expo can be bittersweet.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Two of the 2009 Southern Open #1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes, near Tavares, Florida.
The number 23 does have a tragic tale attached to it for Mark Menendez.
Mark Menendez says the one that got away from him at the California Delta put his Texas record breaker to shame.
Mark Menendez gives tips on how to fish from a ledge.
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.