Hudgins' day started off strong and remained consistent to take the lead in the season-opening Bassmaster event of the 2009 season.
Kremer rode a hot flipping bite to a comfortable lead. He opened up more than 4-pound margin over his nearest competitor, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Vinson of Wetumpka, Ala.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2009 southern open #1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is photos of the first day behind the scenes.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2009 southern open #1 on the Harris Chain of lakes in Florida. It is the first day weigh in.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Southern open #1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day launch.
The 2009 season kicks-off on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Tavares, Florida with the Bassmaster Southern Open.
Boyd Duckett's fish that got away was definitely a game changer during a Bassmaster Open in 2006.
Qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series and compete against the world's best sticks. That goal involves spending time on the Bassmaster Open circuit, which many now view as the perfect training ground
Whitehouse, Texas, professional angler Paul Ferguson started his Lake Texoma Central Open off on the right foot. He caught his big bass on the first day, at his first stop after only a couple of casts.
The last Central Open of the season on Lake Texoma was a study in shallow water bassing. Some targeted rock, some wood, and at least one threw at anything he could find so long as his water was less than five feet deep. No matter their target, however, each of the four top finishers caught 15 bass over three days to earn their checks.