Anglers were fishing points and burning gas in search of the right bite on Day One of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on Fort Gibson Lake, Okla.
Despite Oneida Lake's location above the Mason-Dixon Line, don't expect an all-Northerner Top 12 in the Ramada Championship.
Overheard on Day Three of the Mississippi River Rumble
“I’ve always been a head case and will be the first one to admit it.” – Jeff Kriet “You got to forget there’s a depth finder on your boat and just go up in the junk and try to catch a big one.” – John Murray “I’m sure the weights will go up today, we should really be able to bust them tomorrow.” – Skeet Reese
Some big Florida bass made their way across the stage during the second weigh-in on the Harris Chain!
Chris Lane had another stellar day with 23 pounds, 14 ounces, giving him a two-day total of 44-6 and the lead going into the final day of competition.
The field of competitors for the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be the strongest ever.
Day Two divisional standings at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
Divisional standings after Day One of the 2011 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship on the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La.
Newly tapped to join the Bassmaster Elite Series, Jared Miller of Norman, Okla., has a cache of custom tackle, thanks to his father.