live 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate
Alabama River - Prattville, AL, Apr 16 - 18, 2015

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Smith Lake sow bellies

4:13 pm EST, Mar 4, 2014

If you see fish schooling on Smith Lake, don't stop. These sow bellies will try to take your stuff away from you. 

Cold day catch for Sambo Fish

12:24 pm EST, Mar 4, 2014

Chris Adams finds one in practice

12:20 pm EST, Mar 4, 2014

David Cook finds a nice 11lb striper

12:17 pm EST, Mar 4, 2014

Something fishy on Smith

10:09 am EST, Mar 4, 2014

Drew Sanford lands a Smith Lake bass during practice but he also ran into this giant.

Video: Smith Lake spot swirls

10:02 am EST, Mar 4, 2014

Drove 10 hours to catch bass on Smith Lake. This was one of my first spotted bass so I had to video it. Hopefully I will catch the rest in the tournament. Video courtesy of Jeff Holland.


Castillo's practice bass

9:58 am EST, Mar 4, 2014

Photo courtesy of James Castillo.

Monday practice on Smith

9:56 am EST, Mar 4, 2014

Light snow flurries and freezing pole guides made the Monday practice interesting. Oh, the bass still bit, but the weather was uncomfortable for this Florida boy. Nice lake and great scenery.  

Van Soles' 4.5-pound spot

9:54 am EST, Mar 4, 2014

Van Soles' 4.5-pound spot. Photo courtesy of Van Soles.

JP Kimbrough fishing with Carl Jocumsen

9:54 am EST, Mar 4, 2014

It may be freezing but we are still catching them. Photo courtesy of JP Kimbrough.