Tapping into a technique he uses on his home water was one of several keys to winning for Central Open #1 champ Andy Young.
Andrew Young ekes out an unplanned but welcome victory at Amistad.
Weigh-in starts at 3:30 p.m. CT. Plenty of time to come check out the great sponsors and take home some "goodies." We are so lucky to have great partners at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens presented by Allstate.
Follow tournament leader Randy Allen on his final day on Lake Amistad at the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #1 presented by Allstate.
Carl Jocumsen now has two bass, including the lunker from this morning. Photo: Dave Larson
Andrew Young has four and just landed this one. Photo: Greg Mansfield
It's 10 a.m. and Randy Allen just boated his first fish. It's in the livewell. A keeper-size bass. He's fishing a secondary point with the Alabama Rig. It's nothing unusual, just a typical textbook area for fish staging here during this time of the year. Here's an interesting scenario about the warm-up. There are only 12 pro anglers, but all of them have until 3:30 to fish. So this could play well into the late bite for everyone and make the ending a mystery until the end.
We've left the pocket and started what appears to be a milk run on long, main-lake points. Randy Allen tells us he's going to hit these textbook prespawn staging areas. He'll keep doing so until he eventually winds up at his primary spot. We're not sure yet if this is all a modified plan, as in the "primary" spot heating up later in the day. If yesterday is any indication, it's likely to be the case. He's still throwing the Alabama rig.
Carl Jocumsen's first fish on this slow morning is a giant.