Topics: Opens

Tharp goes wire-to-wire

Oct 19, 2013

Touring pro Randall Tharp was the epitome of consistency at Ross Barnett Reservoir during the Bass Pro Shops Central Open.

Day Three weigh-in

Oct 19, 2013

See how the anglers fared on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3.

Long commute pays off for Kimura

Oct 19, 2013

Japanese pro and lure designer endures global commutes in hopes of joining Elite Series.

Day Three with Randall Tharp

Oct 19, 2013

Go on Ross Barnett with the Open #3 leader!

Day Three launch

Oct 19, 2013

Check out images from the final launch on a rainy Ross Barnett!

Pushing the limit

Oct 19, 2013

Greg Mansfield reports Gene Eisenmann has five NICE fish, and it looks like he's not slowing down (photo 1). As for photo 2 - "The Auzy is on fire. Already a limit and two nice kickers!"

Tharp with 2, Jocumsen has 5

Oct 19, 2013

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.

Slow go

Oct 19, 2013

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.

Day of chance

Oct 19, 2013

Leader Randall Tharp has a plan for the final day.

Day Two weigh-in

Oct 18, 2013

See what the pros and cos brought in Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3.