The recently-concluded BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake provided a window into what “borderless” fishing might look like, with competition featuring the full field of Elite Series pros, a handful of FLW Tour pros and a smattering of self-selecting Open-level guys.
We chatted with a few anglers and here are their three picks to do well at this event.
South Carolina’s Michael Murphy has packed two lifetimes of bass fishing into his 33 years. He currently competes in the Southern and Northern Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens with the goal of qualifying for the Elite Series.
David Kilgore, who at 6-foot-9 looks better suited to basketball than bass fishing, went wire-to-wire to win the Southern Open #2.
See how the anglers fared on the final day of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2.
Local angler David Kilgore remains tuned-in to Smith Lake bass.
See how the pros and cos fared on the first day of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.
Although they live on almost exactly the same latitudinal line but nearly 2,000 miles apart, professional bass anglers John Murray of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Murphy of Lexington, S.C., have both inked new sponsorship deals with Lew's.
If you look over the Pro Results of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open at Cayuga Lake, you’ll see my name at the very bottom of the list. It’s followed by a string of zeros. The reason for those donuts is that I was disqualified the night before the tournament started.
Gluszek leads the Northern Open on Cayuga Lake with an opening limit of five bass weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces.