Donna Bilbrey participated in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1 on Lake Toho earlier this year. Photos submitted by Mark Bilbrey
B.A.S.S. announced today that it has completed its investigation of an incident January 16 involving two professional anglers, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., and Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., during the Bassmaster Open tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla.
I caught an astounding 25 pounds, 1 ounce in one day on Lake Toho by using a technique that’s often overlooked — swimming a Texas rigged worm.
Flipping and pitching are dominant ways to catch giant Florida bass, but an array of techniques paid off during the Southern Open on Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
A look back at some of the top competitors as they competed in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Toho.
As Day 1 of the Southern Open on Lake Toho came to a close, Justin Lucas had a last minute catch that propeled him to a 16th place finish.
The term “bass pro” is one that is thrown around pretty loosely these days. Sometimes it seems that everyone who has ever fished a tournament at any level considers themselves to be a “pro.”
The following is an official statement from Keith Poche regarding the Lake Toho Southern Open incident involving Ish Monroe that occurred Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. First, I would like to apologize to everyone who has been affected by this unfortunate circumstance, including family, friends, fans, my co-anger, competitors, sponsors and B.A.S.S. I am fortunate to be a member of the professional fishing community and I am very disheartened that this incident took place.
Standard opinion among the anglers fishing the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open presented by Allstate was that the tournament couldn’t be won on Toho.
Notes from the final day of the Southern Open.