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Opens: Rainy Day 1 on the Alabama River

Apr 16, 2015

A soggy Day 1 of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate begins on the Alabama River.

Fulk with five

Apr 16, 2015

Dylan Fulk has five in the boat.

Current, but not really

Apr 16, 2015

As you can see in this photo, there's a considerable amount of current babbling through the Coosa River right now. But to the giant spotted bass that reside in this river, this is slack water. As of 11 a.m., two turbines are currently pumping 8,542 cubic feet of water per second through Jordan Dam. The tentative schedule indicates the schedule for today, April 16:   Two turbines at midnight

Not in this tournament

Apr 16, 2015

Chris Murphy shows off a nice catch, but it won't count in this tournament.

More photos from launch

Apr 16, 2015

All photos by Mark Bilbrey

A nice largemouth

Apr 16, 2015

Jeff Brooks puts a nice largemouth in the boat.

Guntersville ways working for Grigsby, maybe

Apr 16, 2015

This just in from a soaking wet James Overstreet. He’s camped out in Cooter’s Pond and found Shaw Grigsby. Last week the Florida pro finished 24th at the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Lake Guntersville. Not surprisingly, what drove the respectable finish was Grimsby’s sight fishing skills.  

The current is calm

Apr 16, 2015

I trailered up to Wetumpka, Ala., this morning to launch on the Coosa River. Though the area has seen a lot of rainy days recently, the current is incomparable to what the Elites saw here in May of 2013. Back then, you had to be on plane to hold your boat in the current. But make no mistake, giant spotted bass still live here. They're just a little less aggressive as the current decreases. 

Open: Day 1 begins

Apr 16, 2015

The pro anglers and co-anglers are set for Day 1 of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

The first cast

Apr 16, 2015

Photos by Phil Thalheimer

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