Latest Opens Series News

Central Open #1 angler roster

Mar 6, 2015

As a service to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open presented by Allstate anglers, fans and media, B.A.S.S. now publishes on Bassmaster.com a roster of the anglers and co-anglers participating in each Bassmaster Open tournament.

Timing good for Ross Barnett Reservoir in first Central Open

Mar 6, 2015

The timing of the March 12-14 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open presented by Allstate bodes well for the anglers competing in the event.

Move over boys!

Mar 4, 2015

Donna Bilbrey participated in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1 on Lake Toho earlier this year.    Photos submitted by Mark Bilbrey

B.A.S.S. penalties for Monroe and Poche

Jan 30, 2015

B.A.S.S. announced today that it has completed its investigation of an incident January 16 involving two professional anglers, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., and Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., during the Bassmaster Open tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla.

Swimming a Texas rig: Oldie but goodie

Jan 27, 2015

I caught an astounding 25 pounds, 1 ounce in one day on Lake Toho by using a technique that’s often overlooked — swimming a Texas rigged worm.

Techniques from Toho

Jan 26, 2015

Flipping and pitching are dominant ways to catch giant Florida bass, but an array of techniques paid off during the Southern Open on Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Best Toho catches

Jan 25, 2015

A look back at some of the top competitors as they competed in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Toho.

Last minute heroics from Justin Lucas

Jan 23, 2015

As Day 1 of the Southern Open on Lake Toho came to a close, Justin Lucas had a last minute catch that propeled him to a 16th place finish.

Tharp on Toho incident

Jan 20, 2015

The term “bass pro” is one that is thrown around pretty loosely these days. Sometimes it seems that everyone who has ever fished a tournament at any level considers themselves to be a “pro.”

Keith Poche statement on Toho incident

Jan 18, 2015

The following is an official statement from Keith Poche regarding the Lake Toho Southern Open incident involving Ish Monroe that occurred Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. First, I would like to apologize to everyone who has been affected by this unfortunate circumstance, including family, friends, fans, my co-anger, competitors, sponsors and B.A.S.S. I am fortunate to be a member of the professional fishing community and I am very disheartened that this incident took place.

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