Carl Jocumsen is fourth in points for the Central Opens after a tough tournament on the Red River.
See what the top pros and co-anglers brought in on the final day of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2 presented by Allstate.
The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, aka "Thunderbirds," were a welcome sight at the weigh-in today! (Photo by Don Barone)
For the second straight year, Browning has won the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Red River.
Stephen Browning’s lifelong experience of fishing moving water was a major key to his win at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open #2 presented by Allstate.
The top pros and co-anglers hit the Red River for the final day of the Central Open #2.
Joining current leader Gerald Spohrer with a limit is second-place angler Stephen Browning and Keith Combs, the last man in the top 12. Combs says his limit weighs 13 pounds. Here's the setup. Browning and Combs are fishing near the Red River South Marina, casting what look like square-bill crankbaits. Targets are areas of isolated wood along the channel. This all makes sense after Browning tells us a shad spawn occurs early in the morning. That's why he's here. And so are the bass.
Tournament leader Gerald Spohrer spent no time engaging in the action. Shortly after takeoff he started fishing just outside the basin at Red River South Marina. That’s where he quickly loaded the boat with a limit. It’s a small one. But a limit. The plan, he said, was to catch "release fish" and then move on to the river and its backwaters to cull up. Meanwhile, nearby we encountered Jeff Kriet. He's come and gone from a stretch of lily pad fields. The stems of the pads were his targets. He failed to catch a fish.
The anglers launch on the Red River on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2.