While the competitors fishing Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open may have the opportunity to catch quality fish today, it’s all but a steel trap lock that no 10-pounders will be weighed in.
Weigh-in photos from Day One of the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on the James River.
Check out images from behind the scenes on Day One on the James River.
The bass of the James aren’t tall and they don’t need a lot of headroom either, so super-shallow water is key.
Live video updates from on the water and behind the scenes at the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.
Kelly Pratt of Williamsburg, Va., put his vast knowledge of the James River to work for him today.
Like any fishery, the James River has its set of challenges: lots of pressure and fishable water, but the most befuddling thing can be its tidal fluctuations.
For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.
Images from the Day One launch of the 2011 Northern Open 1 on the James River.
Woo Daves, who won the 2000 Classic, hopes to turn the first Northern Open on his home water into his 18th Classic berth.