Gerald Swindle is bass fishing's funniest man. After 167 B.A.S.S. tournament tries without a win, the 2004 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year can smile victoriously after leading wire-to-wire to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. While many fishing tackle companies have been trimming their pro staffs, the Lew's team continues to get stronger. Lew's, a great tradition in American bass fishing equipment, has been busily assembling a group of high-profile anglers to help launch their new lineup of baitcast and spinning reels and rods for 2011.
Tim Horton joins Duckett Fishing's 2011 professional staff.
Florida in January has never been a strong suit for me. Well, not so much Florida as Lake Toho and the Harris Chain, to be exact.
Until now a Bassmaster Open has eluded Gerald Swindle.
This photo gallery features images on the water with the B.A.S.S. anglers competing in the 2011 Southern Open #1. The 2011 Open #1 was held on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Just about every angler, whether an Elite Series pro or a weekend warrior, can think of at least one lake that has his number. When that fishery shows up again and again on the schedule, about all you can do is grit your teeth and endure eight or nine painful hours on the water.
Tournament anglers fishing the second day of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes were greeted with overcast skies and intermittent rain as the dawn broke on Big Toho Marina.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Bass fishing legend and fishing television host Roland Martin, one of the most well-known anglers in the country returned to the Kissimmee Chain for the Bassmaster Bass Pro Shops Southern Open event this week.
As the day come to an end so does the competition known as the 2011 Southern Open #1, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, FL. This photo album contains images from the final weigh-in at the 2011 Southern Open #1.