Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Blog

The first cast

8:03 am EDT, Apr 16, 2015

Photos by Phil Thalheimer

GoPro pics from Open launch

8:01 am EDT, Apr 16, 2015

Photos by Craig Lamb

B.A.S.S. getting ready

7:58 am EDT, Apr 16, 2015

Photos by Phil Thalheimer

A sea of lights

7:54 am EDT, Apr 16, 2015

The Opens anglers depend on many lights this early in the morning. Photos by Phil Thalheimer 

Waiting for sunlight

7:49 am EDT, Apr 16, 2015

Phil Thalheimer and his boater Erie Jones are loaded and ready for Day 1 of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

Furry friend

7:37 am EDT, Apr 16, 2015

Josh Cook took this photo at the Southern Opens #2 angler meeting last night. Cook asked, "I thought you weren't allowed to use live bait?"

Habitat choices on the Alabama River

7:39 pm EDT, Apr 15, 2015

The most common habitats along the Alabama River banks include standing timber, gravel and sand, all with a mix of clear water and muddy water.  Photos by Jeff Holland

Cline at practice

5:10 pm EDT, Apr 15, 2015

Chris Cline practicing on the Alabama River.

Having fun on the Alabama

5:06 pm EDT, Apr 15, 2015

While it's only a small fish, it measures. Jeff Holland having fun in the Alabama River. Photo by co-angler Paul Hanley

It's got whiskers

10:29 am EDT, Apr 15, 2015

Trevor Fitzgerald shared a picture of a giant catfish he caught this week during practice on the Alabama River.

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