Smashing a six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series record, Ish Monroe increased his lead to 13-11 over his nearest challenger, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
A 6-pound, 4-ounce bass weighed Saturday by Edwin Evers proved to be the day’s largest fish, but it was not big enough to knock out Keith Poche’s 6-pound, 13-ounce bass from Friday as the largest so far.
Brad Lankford of Wagoner, Okla., bagged 18 pounds and 1 ounce on Day 1 to take home a $250 Bass Pro Shops gift certificate, courtesy of Luck “E” Strike.
Veteran tournament angler Jerry Lee found himself in a bad spot on the second day of competition during the Bassmaster Central Open.
Bradley Hallman, who went to IHOP on the final day of practice, was the only angler to catch a limit Friday, and that was enough to take over the lead.
Beginner’s luck seemed to be the best way to beat the tough fishing conditions during the first day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Lewisville Lake.
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.
Oklahoman Bobby Myers has signed on to fish all nine Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens in 2012.
Committing full time to the Bassmaster Tournament Trail at a late stage in his life is former Classic champion Charlie Reed's biggest regret of his career.
Right now, it's anyone's game as 2012 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers formulate their game plans for the Red River in February.