Obviously, there are lots of benefits to winning the Bassmaster Classic, but one that often goes overlooked is the fact that it qualifies you automatically to fish the following year’s Classic.
It looks like Smith Lake was good to the Opens anglers during practice earlier this week; see what they're looking forward to on Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.
I dedicate this week’s column to all the gullible fish out there. I’m talking about the ones that let me catch them — over and over, day after day. They’re clueless, and they’re my friends. I will forever reserve a place in my heart for them.
Check out this photo of the Classic take-off ramp covered in snow this morning. Hopefully, it won’t look like that on February 24. I had enough cold and snow at last year’s Classic in Oklahoma to last me for a while.
After a slow start, Van Soles takes the win in his first B.A.S.S. professional event.
Van Soles shares the tools and strategies that cinched the Southern Open #1 on Lake Toho.
Van Soles boats a nice pair of Toho largemouth to stay in the hunt.
The Opens pros launch their boats for the chilly final day of the Southern Open on Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga.
See how the anglers fared on Day Two of 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1.