Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Blog

Off they go

8:41 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

Get your boat number

8:24 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

Get your boat number float, check the kill switch, go catch a load of bass on Ross Barnett.

Hats off for the national anthem.

8:23 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

Time to play ball.

Video: Day 2 takeoff on Ross Barnett

8:21 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

Pelican Cove at Ross Barnett

8:09 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

In the predawn darkness, the competitors await daylight in the dry comfort of Pelican Cove at Ross Barnett. From here they can step outside and right into their bass boats in the water.

A smooth launch

8:07 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

A light rain is falling this morning on the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett. Launching is going as smoothly as it did yesterday. Madison Landing is an excellent facility. Plenty of boat ramps, ample parking.

Waitin' for the pros

8:05 am EDT, Mar 13, 2015

Robert Murphy (left) and Joe Lee wait for their pro partners to go fishing on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

It's all about the ears

9:52 pm EDT, Mar 12, 2015

Chad Wiley sent in a photo of his lucky mouse, which he received from his 10-month-old son, River.


Keep an eye out for Mouse-ka-tools on Day 2 on Ross Barnett!

Browning's co-angler with a nice one on Day 1

9:39 pm EDT, Mar 12, 2015

This is a great fish that my partner Satoshi Obata caught today. Had our adrenaline pumping big time.

McClelland talks Day 1 on Ross Barnett

7:08 pm EDT, Mar 12, 2015

McClelland talks Ross Barnett after taking the lead on Day 1 of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #1 presented by Allstate.