Stephen Johnston abandoned his preferred pattern during the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn. When the scales settled, the local guide had clinched his first Bassmaster victory with a three-day total of 57 pounds, 5 ounces.
Sam Rayburn's a grass lake, so most of the fishing will be centered around bass relating to the hydrilla in the lake. There's going to be a ton of ways to catch them, from flipping hydrilla with a jig or some type of plastic, or working a topwater, wacky worm or whatever — but everything's going to be related to the grass.
Read how Kevin VanDam comes from behind to take the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of Year title away from Faircloth last Friday at the Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake, Syracuse.
Coming back to the Sam Rayburn Reservoir for the 2005 Central Open is like visiting an old friend.