Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Blog

Heating up

8:16 am EST, Feb 8, 2014

It's the final day of competition and it could get interesting. Today's high will reach 70 degrees and the sun will make it feel even warmer, following the deep freeze of the past two days.


Leader Randy Allen has a 10-pound lead. Late yesterday Stephen Browning came in yesterday with a 20-pound sack. There were other big fish caught late as well. So who knows what might unfold.


We'll be following Allen this morning so stayed tuned.

A ray of sunshine

2:21 pm EST, Feb 7, 2014

Morning clouds have begun to break up. Conditions are changing. Still cool with the temps hovering in the upper 40's. This will fit into the hands of some of the competitors and squash the bite for others. It should be an interesting afternoon at the scales.

Team Brooks!

9:01 am EST, Feb 7, 2014

Bundled up

8:57 am EST, Feb 7, 2014

Boat fobs and iPads

8:47 am EST, Feb 7, 2014

This case of boat fobs will soon be empty, and one fan captures the action. 

Ready to go

8:32 am EST, Feb 7, 2014

Welcome to Day Two

8:26 am EST, Feb 7, 2014

Welcome to Day Two at Lake Amistad. We don't have as much wind here as yesterday morning. Let's hope that's a good sign for fishing access out on the lake. Yesterday we heard a lot about fishing in deep water.

How cold is it?

11:10 am EST, Feb 6, 2014

Cold enough to ice over the weigh-in tanks. Usually at Lake Amistad, B.A.S.S. tournament staff has to buy hundreds of pounds of ice to cool the weigh-in tanks and take care of the anglers' catches. This week, ice will not be required. This picture says it all.

Fan of the day

9:16 am EST, Feb 6, 2014

If there was an award for "fan of the day," this brave lady gets it for walking the distance to get a pic. James Overstreet take note.

Kevin Short and his mystery partner

8:47 am EST, Feb 6, 2014

Kevin Short and his mystery partner on Day One of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on Lake Amistad.