On the first day of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes, Grant Goldbeck weighed in one small bass for 1 pound, 1 ounce. If one is the loneliest number — as Three Dog Night once claimed — Goldbeck was in a lonely place, indeed, ranking a dismal 97th out of 99 anglers.
I have a new statistic for all you tournament geeks out there, and I think it's pretty interesting. I call it the Daily Catch Ratio (or DCR).
This photo album contains images from registration day for the 2011 Southern Open #2.
Plenty of small fish to be had on Lake Norman at the 2011 Southern Open #2 in North Carolina
Bass Pro Shops expands its B.A.S.S. sponsorship to Official Sponsor level.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Alton Jones leads AOY race after two events.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe leads Bassmaster Rookie of the Year race after two events
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster 2011 Southern Opens continue with tournament on Lake Norman.
The Florida swing is history. Speaking for myself, I'm sad to see it go. I haven't caught a bass outside of the Sunshine State since before Thanksgiving, and that's just fine with me.