Latest Opens Series News

My first big zero

Jun 10, 2014

What do the first Open and my quest for the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series have in common? They’re both over.

Douglas Lake hates me

Jun 10, 2014

The Open on Douglas Lake was a tough experience for me. But I think I’m a better fisherman today than I was before it started.

Not the finish I was looking for

Jun 5, 2014

My expectations were high, but now I’m sitting here writing this blog knowing this tournament was a decision-disaster after a 50th-place finish.

Find out which Opens anglers are competing at BASSfest

Jun 4, 2014

See who will be competing with Elite Series anglers at BASSfest, a special event on Chickamauga Lake.

A thought or two about Ott DeFoe

Jun 4, 2014

I’ve always believed you can tell a lot about a professional angler by how he is treated when he returns home to fish his home waters. After last week, I think we know a lot about Ott DeFoe.

Final weigh-in at Douglas

May 31, 2014

See how the Opens anglers fared on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.

DeFoe dials up victory on Douglas Lake

May 31, 2014

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe got the monkey off his back by finally winning a major tournament on his home waters.

Ott DeFoe: Keys to the win

May 31, 2014

A closer look at the factors that led to Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe's Open win on Douglas Lake!

Weigh-in festivities have begun

May 31, 2014

Things are starting to happen here at the Bass Pro Shops in Kodak, Tenn. Get here soon to get a good seat and check out all the festivities. The weigh-in is set to begin at 3 p.m. ET. Going to be exciting.

Day 3 on the water with DeFoe

May 31, 2014

Follow along with B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet as he captures images of Day 2 leader Ott DeFoe at the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 on Douglas Lake.

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