Latest Opens Series News

Back into Champlain

Aug 1, 2014

A few slowpokes are last to exit the trap door in the bottom of the Shimano Live Release boat into Lake Champlain. 

Waiting to go home

Aug 1, 2014

A pile of frisky smallmouth waiting to go home.

Waiting at the tanks

Aug 1, 2014

Back to the lake

Aug 1, 2014

NY BASS Nation boat takes first load of bass out to release.

Five in the well

Aug 1, 2014

Pete Gluszek with five brown fish in his live well.

Checking the temp

Aug 1, 2014

NY BASS Nation "Fishcare Director" and release boat captain Paul Hudson is assisting with release of fish at today's Open at Champlain. Here he checks water temperature and dissolved oxygen in the boat tanks.

Opens: Day 2 on Champlain

Aug 1, 2014

Things are heating up on the water on Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

Day 2 begins on Champlain

Aug 1, 2014

Opens anglers spend another day on Lake Champlain looking for the bag that will have them fishing on the final day.

Scenes from Day 2 takeoff at Champlain

Aug 1, 2014

Anglers prepare to take on Lake Champlain on Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

Retired live release boat gets second life

Jul 31, 2014

In the late 1990s B.A.S.S. acquired a small fleet of live release boats for its livery of tournament equipment. The idea then and now is to evenly disperse healthy bass throughout a tournament fishery.

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