27-year-old Jason Knapp of Uniontown, Pa., saved his best for last, making up more than three pounds to claim his first BASS win at the Bassmaster Northern Open event on Lake Champlain with a three-day total of 56 pounds, 3 ounces.
Chris Sumansky, of Renfrew, Pa., found 21 pounds, 5 ounces, worth of Lake Champlain bass to take the lead at the second stop of the 2009 Bassmaster Northern Open circuit. Sumansky took advantage of a week-long practice before the tournament to get re-acquainted with Champlain.
Dave Andrews of Bolton, Mass., started strong and finished stronger to take the lead at the 2009 Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
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.
The main question preceding the 2009 Northern Open tournament at Lake Champlain was the same as it is at every tournament here: Would the tournament be won with largemouth, smallmouth or a mixed bag?
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. It is a behind the scenes look on the third day.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. You will see the the third day weigh in.
In this photo gallery you will see images from the 2009 Central Open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. It is images of the third day on the water.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. You will see the second day launch.
in this photo gallery you will see the 2009 central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. It is day two behind the scenes.