An explosion in Afghanistan could not keep Marine Corporal Larry Draughn down. He has found new life on the weigh-in stage of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.
Several weeks ago I wrote a column about a big fish that didn’t get away. This week I’m going to have to write one about a big fish — several, actually — that did get away.
Arizonan Cliff Pirch may be the most accomplished tournament angler Bassmaster fans have never heard of — until this year, that is.
Tracy Adams knows some impressive math: Compete in 12 Bassmaster events, get into the Bassmaster Classic two times. That’s one Classic berth for every six tournaments.
You’ve probably figured already that the incompetent in the title is yours truly. This was hammered into my noggin on the two days prior to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.
I had the opportunity to pre-fish with pros Gerald Swindle and Cliff Pirch for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman.
Check out images from the final day on Lake Norman!
See the view from spectators and staffers during the final day of the second Southern Open of the season.
Tracy Adams competed in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, and now he has an invitation to fish in the 2013 Classic, courtesy of his win on North Carolina's Lake Norman.
Head out on Lake Norman with the Day Two leader Tracy Adams.