Latest Opens Series News

Kazuki Kitajima finding some fish

Mar 5, 2014

"Coooollddd but fish are biting!!" says Kazuki Kitajima.

Keith Ogden with 40 pounds of fish

Mar 5, 2014

Keith Ogden had a good haul during practice – 36 lb. striper and a 5.8 lb. largemouth.

Smith Lake's aquatic plants

Mar 5, 2014

I was searching for aquatic plants on Smith Lake and located two submersed aquatic algae, Stonewort ( Nitella spp.) and one that resembled Spirogyra spp.  Both make up the basis for the food web, with Nitella being most famous for its name "shrimp grass."

The unknowns

Mar 5, 2014

Sometimes Opens anglers send in pictures with no names attached. We celebrate the following anglers as The Unknowns. If you send us something, remember to tell us who you are! Unless you are Kevin VanDam. We know what Kevin looks like. 

Bigworm finds a spot

Mar 5, 2014

Bigworm Ludwig found a nice one in practice. 

Russ Lane found one in practice

Mar 5, 2014

Charlie Hartley's magnum spot

Mar 5, 2014

Jason Stodder's practice bass

Mar 5, 2014

Matt Lee pretty happy with this practice bass

Mar 5, 2014

Matt Lee says even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Maybe we just found a new nickname for Matt as well. 

Jesse's girl

Mar 4, 2014

A Smith Lake 4-pounder.

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