More on Chris Bowes

Behind the scenes on Day Two at the Southern Open #2

Apr 6, 2012

Go behind the scenes on Day Two of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 on Lake Norman.

Why we do it: Passing on the passion

Feb 14, 2012

Making the leap from the amateur ranks to the Elite Series can be intimidating, that’s why tournament director Chris Bowes does everything in his power to help ease the transition.

Draughn inspires others with determination

Feb 7, 2012

Triumph over tragedy — that’s veteran Larry Draughn’s story. It’s one to be shared and celebrated when NBC Sports Network airs its “Ultimate Fishing Experience” featuring Draughn.

Time warp on the Harris Chain of Lakes

Jan 23, 2012

I headed my F150 south before daylight on Monday, the first official practice day for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on the Harris Chain.

Quotable from Southern Open

Jan 21, 2012

Quotables from the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

The Fish Charmer

Jan 21, 2012

What started as another warm Florida morning on the Harris Chain would soon turn 24-year-old Charlie Machek from professional tournament fishing hopeful into the “Fish Charmer.”

Anglers eager for Day Two

Jan 20, 2012

Anglers line up their boats as they prepare to launch on Day Two of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Harris Chain.

BoatUS Angler will assist competitors during Opens

Jan 17, 2012

Traveling thousands of miles each year on the road and making it to weigh-in at the end of a tournament day are “givens” for today’s successful pro angler.

Central Open #3 Day One launch

Oct 20, 2011

Surprised myself

Sep 22, 2011

Valerie surprised herself, casting the entire rainy day and equaling her dad's weight.