Kelly Pratt won last year's Bass Pro Shops Northern Open and parlayed a lifetime of James River expertise into an entry in the tournament of his dreams, the Bassmaster Classic.
The two newest Bassmaster Classic rookies could hardly be more different from each other.
The pros weigh in on the final day of the Northern Open on the James River.
Kelly Pratt was at a loss for words after winning the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on the James River.
Go behind the scenes at the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open 1.
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.
Check out the Day Three launch photos from the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on the James River.
Clark Wendlandt was the first angler to launch his boat this morning for the final day of the Northern Open on the James River.
Check out the lunkers from day two of the 2011 Northern Open 1.
Kelly Pratt is one day away from earning a berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.