In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Two of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River, near Shreveport, Louisiana.
Legendary actors John Wayne and Montgomery Clift duke it out in the 1948 Western "Red River." Sixty years later, there ae more legends to be trading blows in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic to be held Feb. 20 on the Louisiana River.
The last Central Open of the season on Lake Texoma was a study in shallow water bassing. Some targeted rock, some wood, and at least one threw at anything he could find so long as his water was less than five feet deep. No matter their target, however, each of the four top finishers caught 15 bass over three days to earn their checks.
The race to the Bassmaster Classic was so tight, that by the time the scales closed on Day Three of the Central Open on Lake Texoma only two points separated third and fourth place.
At the end of the Day One weigh-in on Lake Texoma, the race for three Bassmaster Classic berths was tighter than ever.
"The coffee scent was critical to my success. The fish didn't hold on to the lure very long. They seemed to like the coffee taste and held it just a moment longer than other plastics. That gave me the time I needed to set the hook."
In this article, you can read about the tight race among Michael Burns, Rick Clunn and Jami Fralick to the Bassmaster Classic.