For the first time in a few days, rain isn't in the forecast for the anglers who took off from Lake Guntersville State Park Thursday morning for the opening round of the Southern Challenge. While the weather shouldn't pose much of a mystery, however, the fishing might.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville, near Guntersville, Alabama.
The pundits have picked and the experts have spoken, but with only a few hours left before Fantasy Fishing picks are locked, we go straight to the horse's mouth in the Marine Formula STA-BIL Southern Challenge edition of pick three.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers and marshals as they go through the registration process and are briefed on specific tournament rules and safety issues prior to the 2009 Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville, near Guntersville, Alabama.
Let me tell you this: It's near impossible to hit a chipmunk with an ironing board. I actually have no idea what a chipmunk is, or why we need them, but I do know this: They are not afraid of TV remotes.
When one of the greatest anglers is on the line offering thanks, you listen more than talk.
Senior Tournament Manager Chris Bowes pointed out on stage that the combined weight between the two anglers was more than the sum of their ages.
Herren said he's flipping to a "big grass mat," and throwing a frog, spinnerbait and buzzbait.
Matt Herren couldn't wipe the wide smile off his face after he returned to the Lake Guntersville State Park dock Friday afternoon.
It was as if the two Alabama pros had picked up where they left off at the Southern Open on South Carolina's Santee Cooper Reservoir last May, when Tharp won, leaving second place to Herren.