When is the biggest flipping weight on the market not quite big enough?
Earlier this week Elite Series pro John Murray described himself as a truck driver who occasionally gets to fish. In order to claim the crown at the Northern Open, local pro Kelly Pratt had to beat a whole bunch of long-distance haulers.
Clark Wendlandt was the first angler to launch his boat this morning for the final day of the Northern Open on the James River.
The weather changed today for the anglers fishing the Northern Open, but the top of the leaderboard did not.
While the competitors fishing Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open may have the opportunity to catch quality fish today, it’s all but a steel trap lock that no 10-pounders will be weighed in.
The bass of the James aren’t tall and they don’t need a lot of headroom either, so super-shallow water is key.
For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.
Aaron Martens classified his finish in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic as "the easiest second place I've ever had."
Fish tales do come true on Tank Pond.
Kevin VanDam, still singing the same old song.