Anglers talk about their tournament expectations on Day Two of the Alabama Charge. Keith Poche has a lot of confidence for this tournament after coming from way behind to make those two cuts," he said. "I lost a lot of them last year, but I hope I have it figured out now."
Denny Brauer was the boss for the day with his five largemouth bass at the Alabama Charge on Pickwick Lake.
Most of anglers headed toward largemouth of Pickwick's lower regions; others headed left for the smallmouth. In this article, read why the anglers made their choices to go right or left.
Read what the pros say about the high water and faster current of Pickwick Lake on the opening day of the 2011 Elite Series Alabama Charge.
In this article, you will read about how when fishing Pickwick Lake, often billed as the "Smallmouth Capital of the World," anglers still must decide each morning if they should spend time on the smallmouth of Wilson Dam's rocky tailrace, or if they should go hunting largemouth in Pickwick's lower regions.
In this article you will read about how for the first time, this season's winners of pro events instantly qualify for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 24-26 out of Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
While Alabama Charge anglers are working on the water, fan fun will be happening on the shore. Highlights include a professional dog-jumping show by the Super Retriever Series.
Both of the locks that connect Pickwick and Wilson lakes have been closed for electrical repairs but are expected to reopen Friday morning. Lake Wilson will be inside the tournament waters only on the final two days of the April 6-9 tournament. Switching would be a drastic midgame change, however anglers can opt for Wilson.
High water and wind put a damper on love as Bassmaster Elite Series anglers were discovering that Pickwick is definitely a prespawn situation.
James Niggemeyer tells the story of how he triumphed in the 2009 competition on Toledo Bend in a rare overtime fish-off for first place in the Bassmaster Central Open.