Photographer Seigo Saito sent in his favorites from James River -- and he's off to shoot the big ones at the weigh-in!
Earlier this week Elite Series pro John Murray described himself as a truck driver who occasionally gets to fish. In order to claim the crown at the Northern Open, local pro Kelly Pratt had to beat a whole bunch of long-distance haulers.
Watch the live weigh-in at 4 p.m. ET from the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open.
While the competitors fishing Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open may have the opportunity to catch quality fish today, it’s all but a steel trap lock that no 10-pounders will be weighed in.
The bass of the James aren’t tall and they don’t need a lot of headroom either, so super-shallow water is key.
Kelly Pratt of Williamsburg, Va., put his vast knowledge of the James River to work for him today.
For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.
I’ve never fished the James River before, but, based on what I’ve seen, I expect a lot of limits.
The break, short though it was, recharged my batteries. I really need that.
A lost Manhattan tourist approaches a New York City local and asks him "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The grizzled native responds, "Practice, practice, practice."