Local TV celebrity put on a show featuring a limit of bass that would put him in lead, and a boat rescue by two competitors.
Hightower makes most of home field advantage at Central Open #2 in Oklahoma.
Expect Eastern Divisional anglers to bring in largemouth on Wednesday and smallmouth on Thursday and Friday.
While most of the young anglers blanked, Roman Chapman and Daryk Eckert caught just enough to win their age groups in the Junior Bassmasters Northern Divisional.
South Dakota angler Monty Fralick took an unexpected swim en route to winning his first B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional.
Finding an “active pod” of smallmouth bass boosted the father of an Elite pro from 42nd to the top at Nation divisional.
Wisconsin angler faced some firsts, ended Day One in first.
A returning Junior champion knows it's going to take hard work to repeat.
Bass fishing has improved on Francis Case Lake in recent years, but the Northern Divisional competitors might be in for a tough time this week on this massive reservoir.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman and Bassmaster Elite Series star Kevin VanDam teamed up in the Fourth Annual Fish Your Bass Off (FYBO) tournament to help a local charity, Aug. 15 at Wamplers Lake, right before the Elite Series event in nearby Detroit.