I'm pulling my tackle together for the first Bassmaster Southern Open of 2011 at the Kissimmee Chain in Florida. Since I'm fishing this one as a nonboater, I need to pare my gear down to what I can carry in one trip to my partner's boat.
The field of competitors for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series has been set. The 101 most talented anglers in bass fishing will be competing for the coveted 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
My busy schedule begins now and will take me right into February's Bassmaster Classic.
2011 Southern Open #1 on Kissimmee Chain Of Lakes information
I've been in Columbus enjoying Christmas with Tracey and friends. It's been a great experience. We don't spend as much time together as I would like, so this year has been special.
When I read that legendary bass angler Roland Martin will be competing in the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Opens, I couldn't help but smile.
Fishing burnout is a foreign concept to me. I can't even imagine what it would be like. How could you not want to go fishing? What kind of a man would think like that?
It's amazing how many times I can catch another bass off the same piece of cover or off the same underwater structure. When I talk about a second cast, I'm talking about making the same exact cast.
Randall Tharp has only been fishing competitively for five years, but he was ready for our 20 Questions.