Topics: Opens

Behind the scenes at Logan Martin

May 18, 2013

Go backstage in Pell City, Ala., for the final day of the Southern Open!

DeFoe's 'boat and switch' pattern

May 18, 2013

Professional anglers are notorious for keeping their "secret weapons" a secret, but Ott DeFoe just couldn't hide his.

Debris and mud

May 18, 2013

Day Three with David Kilgore

May 18, 2013

Check out tournament leader David Kilgore and his co-angler Chad Thompson's, final day on Logan Martin Lake.

Last call

May 18, 2013

We're calling it a day, at least on the water. David is making a long run and says he might be doing a lot of stopping and going. Running and gunning, in other words. After hearing that and watching the rain begin to fall again, we're trailering the boat.   JO needs to process photos for the midday gallery, and then we both head to the weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Leeds.   For Kilgore, it's now about filling his limit. He's still one fish shy. Hopefully he'll get that monkey off his back.  

Co-angler Grayson Smith brings in a lunker

May 18, 2013

Holding pattern

May 18, 2013

Nothing new to report from the David Kilgore camp. We've chosen to stay with him because he's one fish shy of a limit. The way it works with James Overstreet -- and he's the best of the best -- is to keep with a potential winner instead of running around all over the place and gambling on what other leaders might have in the box. More times than not, you leave a guy like this and he catches the kicker needed for the win. I can respect that approach, for sure.  

Ott DeFoe is culling up with 10 pounds now

May 18, 2013

Gaining ground

May 18, 2013

David Kilgore now has four keepers in the box. The latest addition is a largemouth weighing about 4 1/2 pounds. He caught it from the corner of a boat dock on the chatterbait.   The strategy has changed a bit. He's now on a milk run of floating boat docks. Since leaving Rabbit Branch he's stopped at Clear Creek Harbor for a few hits on the boat docks.  

Flash floods in Pell City

May 18, 2013

Flash floods have been reported in Pell City after about 3 inches of rain fell in the early morning hours. Water is rising and conditions are changing by the minute.

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