In a few days, the sportfishing industry will get an up-close look at what the upcoming tackle sales season will look like as manufacturers and dealers pile into Raleigh, N.C., for one of the country's largest trade shows.
Until now a Bassmaster Open has eluded Gerald Swindle.
As the appeal for tournament fishing grows, so does the demand for sponsors to help defray the costs.
I use to participate in teaching events lots back in the '70s and '80s and as I looked at the crowd in Shreveport, I realized it was the same group of people that I talked to 30 and 40 years ago.
2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open standings
High wind and rough water not a problem for the winner of the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open.
This album features images from the third day of weigh-ins at the 2011 Southern Open #1. The 2011 Southern Open was held on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
The 2011 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open, Day Three.
This photo gallery features images on the water with the B.A.S.S. anglers competing in the 2011 Southern Open #1. The 2011 Open #1 was held on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
The Detroit River was alive with activity on the first day of the 2010 Northern Open #2 Launch. This photo gallery features images from the first day of competition.