In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, Alabama.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is day two on the water.
Lee Bailey, one of the first to weigh fish, told the crowd quite sincerely that "everybody needs to say a private prayer for the guys who are still out there."
BASS provided materials for Paul Hirosky and Darrin Schwenkbeck to educate the youth in DuBois, Pennsylvania about bass fishing.
"Being different is a big theme nowadays," says Mike Iaconelli, the 2006 Bassmaster Angler of the Year. "Fish have seen a regular Texas rigged plastic worm 10 times a day for the last five years."