South Carolina Elite Series pro Andy Montgomery claimed victory by sacking three solid limits that totaled 37 pounds, 10 ounces.
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.
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.
It's no secret that bass fishing has the best fans around, and they took social media by storm this past weekend for the Classic using the hashtag #bassmasterclassic to spread the bass cheer! Even a few of the pros got in on the action, sharing photos via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Anglers show what they brought to Birmingham on Day 2 of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic.
The competitors and media gather at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic Media Day at Birmingham's Region field.
The Classic action begins early with a trip to Children's Hospital of Alabama, where 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic anglers helped color boat wraps and gave casting tips to future fishing fans!