Competing in his first divisional last year, Card was the top angler on his state team and this year he earned top honors on his Kentucky team and was crowned the tournament's overall champion.
It wasn't easy, but a Texas fisherman catches a 16.17 pound bass.
Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the April 2010 issue.
In this photo gallery, you'll find a variety of images selected as some of the best-of-the-best from Bassmaster Classics from 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Elite Series pro Greg Hackney goes hunting after a long fishing season.
The one that got away from Todd Faircloth was at the 2001 Bassmaster Classic.
2009 had some memorable records made and broken, take a look.
The Opens have proven to be very popular with anglers looking for a highly competitive circuit with opportunities to advance to the most prestigious tournament levels in bass fishing.
The last Central Open of the year was a study in spinnerbaits and plastics, time management, fish management and nerves. For the second time this year in the same division, two anglers this time it was Edwin Evers and Mark Smith tied for first place, making a fourth day on the water necessary.
In this article you will read about the 2009 central open in Louisiana. The winner Edwin Evers.