Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Blog

Follow the leader

3:25 pm EDT, Apr 17, 2015

We head out on the Alabama River to chase down Day 1 leader Dustin Connell as he tries to maintain his lead of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 Presented by Allstate. See it here

Bilbrey with a giant bass

11:24 am EDT, Apr 17, 2015

Scenes from the Day 2 launch

8:44 am EDT, Apr 17, 2015

Photos by Mark Bilbrey

Day 2 begins

7:49 am EDT, Apr 17, 2015

The weather ahead

7:37 am EDT, Apr 17, 2015

Welcome to Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens presented by Allstate.

 

A picture does better than words in describing the weather ahead.

 

Look for our Shaye Baker to follow the leader. Shaye is our resident local expert for Bassmaster.com and he'll provide enlightening reports about the action ahead.

Scenes from the Day 1 weigh-in

6:44 am EDT, Apr 17, 2015

Photos by Mark Bilbrey

Matt Lee talks river fishing

2:57 pm EDT, Apr 16, 2015
 

More shots from the water

1:15 pm EDT, Apr 16, 2015

More pics from the Alabama River.

Fulk with five

12:57 pm EDT, Apr 16, 2015

Dylan Fulk has five in the boat.

Current, but not really

12:13 pm EDT, Apr 16, 2015

As you can see in this photo, there's a considerable amount of current babbling through the Coosa River right now. But to the giant spotted bass that reside in this river, this is slack water. As of 11 a.m., two turbines are currently pumping 8,542 cubic feet of water per second through Jordan Dam. The tentative schedule indicates the schedule for today, April 16:

 

Two turbines at midnight

One turbine at 3 a.m.
Two turbines at 9 a.m.
Three turbines at 6 p.m.
Two turbines at 8 p.m.
One turbine at 9 p.m.

 

At around 6 p.m. when three turbines start to churn water down the river, the spots will be the most susceptible that they've been all day. The only problem, anglers fishing the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on the Alabama River will be 40 miles down stream wrapping up weigh-in.

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