Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate
Lake Champlain - Plattsburgh, NY, Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2014

Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Blog

Tuesday's sunset on Amistad

9:10 am EST, Feb 5, 2014

With the winter forecast for tourney day Thursday the sunset this Tuesday evening might be the last time we see the sun and warm temps for a few days it was 70 degrees today
-Debra Hengst Pro Angler

Practice photos

6:30 pm EST, Feb 4, 2014

Brian Ankrum sent these in from practice on Amistad. Despite reports of it being tough going, he seems to have found some fish. 


6:28 pm EST, Feb 4, 2014

Low may be a word thrown around a lot at this weeks Bass Pro Shops Bassmater Central Open presented by Allstate. Low water, low temperatures and low weights. The only thing that might be high, are the winds. They are predicted to blow 10-20 mph each day. The anglers are going to be tested this week.

Father and son

2:34 pm EST, Jan 25, 2014

A father and son pose with a lunker at the Allstate booth. Photo: Chris Bork

On the cover of Bassmaster

2:21 pm EST, Jan 25, 2014

Fans can get their picture on the cover of Bassmaster at the Allstate booth. Photo: Chris Bork

Fans ready for weigh-in

2:17 pm EST, Jan 25, 2014

Fans get ready for the final day weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando, Fla. Photo: Chris Bork

Soles with bookends

10:50 am EST, Jan 25, 2014

Van Soles boats a nice pair of Toho largemouth to stay in the hunt.

Cloud has four

10:33 am EST, Jan 25, 2014

Three in the boat

10:12 am EST, Jan 25, 2014

Good karma is when you peel off two layers of clothes.


It's warming up, and so is the fishing for Jeff Cloud.


He's just landed a third keeper.

Two for Cloud

9:53 am EST, Jan 25, 2014

"That's what I'm talking about."


Words spoken by Jeff Cloud as the sun finally appeared just moments ago.


And moments later he boated a second keeper.


We'll take both. Sun and bass. The more of the latter he catches the sooner we can head to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, with a short stop on the way for a Cuban sandwich.