Texas' Stephen Johnston put his experience as a guide on Sam Rayburn Reservoir to good use, putting 22 pounds of bass on the scales to claim the first-day lead in the Bassmaster Central Open.
Texas' Stephen Johnston expanded his lead to more than 8 pounds on the strength of a 19-pound, 6-ounce stringer, but he had to adjust as thick clouds rolled in for the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Stephen Johnston abandoned his preferred pattern during the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn. When the scales settled, the local guide had clinched his first Bassmaster victory with a three-day total of 57 pounds, 5 ounces.
Sam Rayburn's a grass lake, so most of the fishing will be centered around bass relating to the hydrilla in the lake. There's going to be a ton of ways to catch them, from flipping hydrilla with a jig or some type of plastic, or working a topwater, wacky worm or whatever — but everything's going to be related to the grass.