Nearly two tons of bass crossed the scales during the initial weigh-in in Detroit.
The weather changed for all anglers competing in Detroit, but the sun continued to shine brightest on local angler Brian Metry.
See pictures from the launch of Day Two on the Detroit River.
40 years of fishing means John Murray has to contend with not just the bass, but his own body. He's up to the challenge, though.
The must-have item for anglers on Day One in Detroit was a good rainsuit.
As the competitors filed into Lake St. Clair Metropark this morning to launch on the first day of this year’s second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open, it appeared to be somewhat of a reverse snowbird migration.
It’s the Monday evening before the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at the Detroit River, and I’m writing this from a Motel 8 in Sterling Heights, Mich. Today I fished an area of Lake St. Clair that could have been an aquarium.
OK, so I’m up in Detroit getting ready for the Open. It’s Sunday, and I’m telling Tracey I love her while I’m trying to fish. I hit a wave. The boat lurches. My phone jumps up in the air. I claw for it. There’s a small splash.
Brian Schram hopes to not be singing the blues come Sunday.
I spent a couple of days in Canada fishing Lake St. Clair last weekend getting ready for the next Northern Open. The venue’s officially listed as the Detroit River but I suspect most of the guys will fish the lake because of its huge smallmouth population.