In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 southern open #3 on Lake Guntersville in Alabama. It is the second day launch.
Listen to the pros talk about the importance of having top of the line bass boats.
The Bassmaster professionals talk about the friendship that comes along with touring.
With most sports there are superstitions, and fishing is no different. The pros talk about their personal superstitions.
Watch as the B.A.S.S. pros talk about what winning the tile "Angler of the Year" means to them.
The B.A.S.S. pros talk about the effect their families had on them learning how to fish.
The top three in the final points standings earn berths in the Bassmaster Classic next February on the Red River in Shreveport, La. The top 10 will be invited to fish on the 11-event Bassmaster Elite Series that begins in March on Lake Amistad.
Many of the pros, sitting atop bags much bigger than anticipated, targeted the bass holed up the large grass mats.
Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$ 1. Randall Tharp Gardendale, Ala. 5 29-06 Day 1: 5 29-06 2. Matt Herren Trussville, Ala. 5 26-09 Day 1: 5 26-09 3. Chris Ludwig Lawrenceburg, Ind. 5 25-14 Day 1: 5 25-14
Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$ 1. Danny Clark Cleveland, Tenn. 5 22-13 Day 1: 5 22-13 2. Keith Sykes Clintwood, Va. 5 21-02 Day 1: 5 21-02 3. William Helton Calhoun, Tenn. 5 19-11 Day 1: 5 19-11