The 2010 Southern Open presented by Bass Pro Shops on Smith Lake was a mixed bag. For the winner, Andy Montgomery, it was a dream come true. For Gerald Swindle, the second place finisher, it was a nightmare. And, for the man who claimed the third slot, local angler Brian Morris, it was a lesson learned.
Have you ever hook the boat up to the tow vehicle and debate whether to trailer with the cover on or without it?
I stopped at Lake Murray on my way to Clarks Hill and did something I haven't done in a long time — slept in my truck. The topwater bite was so good I fished late into the night.
Bassmaster Southern Open at Lewis Smith Lake in north Alabama was a mix of good and bad impressions from the anglers who fished it.
Every time I go out on the water, I naturally think about the best way to get bass to bite, and generally it boils down to two options.
Elite Series Tour tournament on Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA.
Elite Series Tour tournament on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala.
Trouble at the weigh-in scales usually leads to trouble elsewhere. 2010 has not been the best year for Matt Reed.
Elite Series Tour tournament on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.