Latest Opens Series News

Hawk eyes the Elite Series

Apr 25, 2012

Kevin Hawk, a California native who now lives in Guntersville, Ala., is working toward becoming a Bassmaster Elite Series pro.

Narrow miss fuels Bertrand's dreams

Apr 25, 2012

Josh Bertrand finished second to Brent Chapman in a Fish-Off at the first Bass Pro Shops Central Open. In the face of that near miss, Bertrand has remained remarkably positive.

Chris Franks is no stranger to big water

Apr 25, 2012

Table Rock Lake is big, and anglers in this week’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open can spread out. It’s the kind of elbow room Chris Franks of Petaluma, Calif., is used to.

BassGold previews Table Rock

Apr 24, 2012

A week after the Elite Series TroKar Quest on Bull Shoals, Bassmaster Open anglers will hit Missouri's Table Rock Lake. See what BassGold reveals about the patterns likely to dominate on Table Rock.

Open pros pick up hints

Apr 24, 2012

Tyler Wilson became a student of sorts again last week in hopes he could school every other angler in this week’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Table Rock Lake.

Central Open #2 weigh-in

Apr 17, 2012

Watch the pros weigh in at the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2 from Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo.

Pirched for success

Apr 11, 2012

Arizonan Cliff Pirch may be the most accomplished tournament angler Bassmaster fans have never heard of — until this year, that is.

Tracy Adams beats the odds

Apr 10, 2012

Tracy Adams knows some impressive math: Compete in 12 Bassmaster events, get into the Bassmaster Classic two times. That’s one Classic berth for every six tournaments.

Swindle, Pirch & ‘incompetent’ at Norman

Apr 10, 2012

You’ve probably figured already that the incompetent in the title is yours truly. This was hammered into my noggin on the two days prior to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.

Photo gallery: Swindle, Pirch & ‘incompetent’ at Norman

Apr 10, 2012

I had the opportunity to pre-fish with pros Gerald Swindle and Cliff Pirch for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.

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