The Lake Norman code may have been cracked Friday, at least by the 12 finalists in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open sponsored by Allstate.
The most capable bass tournament fishermen have an uncanny ability to change gears and stuff their livewells when plans A, B, and C go awry.
Thursday marked a big day for Cliff Pace. Day 1 at Lake Norman marked his first full day of bass tournament fishing since his deer stand accident in January.
Before the Bassmaster Lake Norman Open got underway, local Elite Series pro Hank Cherry predicted that it would take four spotted bass and one kicker largemouth a day to be in contention. Cherry must be clairvoyant.
This last Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open of the season needs a nickname.
Classic XXXIV (34), was held July 30 - Aug. 1, 2004 in Charlotte, North Carolina. When Takahiro Omori hefted the Classic trophy overhead, bass fishing crowned its first non-American world champion.
Local duo favored coming into the event and didn't disappoint, winning by nearly a 9-pound margin.
According to BassGold.com, big fish should be shallow and plentiful on Lake Norman for the 2013 Carhartt College Series Eastern Regional.
Pete Robbins reminisces about his first encounter with Aaron Martens at the 2004 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Wylie.
When college fishing teams launch into competition at the April 12-13 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series tournament, they’ll compete on Lake Norman, located in Charlotte, N.C., a fishery known for its plentiful spotted bass.