Randall Tharp set out this morning to work an area of boat docks in the lower lake. He's been there and done it. The result for 3 hours of hard work is 2 keepers in the livewell. Here's the new twist. We followed him to a riprap shoreline that's near the dam. Upon arrival he pulled out an Alabama Rig. He's sharing water with Carl Jocumsen. As we cruised by the Aussie stashed his rod from view of Tharp. Such is the game of tournament angling. The skies have cleared. So those wanting sunshine (Kenta Kimura) are getting plenty of it.
Earlier when I wrote the "Day of Chance" headline here's what I was thinking. This is Randall Tharp's big chance to score that triple crown. Not so sure about that right now. He's a top pro and has the skills to close the deal. As of now there is one keeper in his boat. We're in for the morning with him. So there's no word on how it's going for Kenta Kimura. In talking with him yesterday he told me that sunshine is a must-have for his pattern. He's got it now. The skies are clearing.
See what the pros and cos brought in Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3.
Thirty-five years ago this week Roland Martin and Tommy Martin competed on Ross Barnett Reservoir for the first time. They were back this week for the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3.
Randall Tharp moved one step closer to achieving his goals for the Bass Pro Shops Central Open at Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Volunteers Camryn and Kathryn from Mississippi College help with the live release boat. Photo by Ryan Hermecz.
After the fog lifted, Opens anglers spent another day on the Mississippi lily pads searching for that big bite.
After waiting out a fog delay, anglers begin the second day of competition in Ridgeland, Miss.
If you visit Bassmaster.com often, you know we have a dedicated crew covering all our tournaments. For this week’s Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir, James Overstreet is manning the camera and Craig Lamb is doing the writing. Covering a bass fishing tournament probably sounds like a blast to most of you, and it is, but it also makes for some seriously long days.