The news, when it happens, is nearly always the same: a 15- to 20-pound bass, caught in California, on a swimbait.
I'm on my way to fish Lake Murray after a short break with my family. We — my wife Sherry, the kids and I — went to New York and visited the Natural History Museum and Ground Zero.
The second Southern Open, abbreviated by the threat of severe weather, was a study in versatility. The top three places in the event were claimed by anglers throwing different baits to different types of targets. The only thing their Santee Cooper bass had in common was a shallow water home.
Randall Tharp triumphs at bassmaster southern open on Santee Cooper.
With winning catches of more than 70 pounds the past two years, Clarks Hill Reservoir has become one of the favorite Bassmaster Elite Tour stops, and if the pros have good weather this week, I won't be a bit surprised to see another winning total in that same range.
I have to admit that I do the great majority of my smallmouth fishing from a nice, big Ranger bass boat, but every so often — right around this time of year — I get an irresistible urge to leave the boat at home and find a creek or small river that holds lots of brown bass.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 Southern Open #2 on the Santee Cooper in South Carolina day three.
Second day of Southern open canceled due to weather.
Southern open #2 on the Santee Cooper with Matt Herren
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 Southern Open #2 on the Santee Cooper in South Carolina.