Topics: Opens

Missile Baits looking for pro staff

Oct 16, 2014

Missile Baits, owned by Bassmaster Elite Series pro John Crews, is looking for anglers to become members of the company’s Bomb Squad.

Banned in the Opens

Oct 14, 2014

Restrictions on the use of umbrella rigs, also known as Alabama rigs, just got stronger.

2015 Opens schedule announced

Oct 13, 2014

The 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournament series will span nine months, visit nine states and possibly provide nine professional anglers a ticket to the Super Bowl of bass fishing — the Bassmaster Classic.

2015 Opens schedule

Oct 13, 2014

The 2015 Bassmaster Opens schedule includes some familiar places and legendary fisheries.

Lake Norman recap

Oct 8, 2014

The Lake Norman Open turned about as well as anyone could have hoped. The winner, Andy Montgomery, created a Classic spot for Cliff Prince. Both are Elite Series anglers.

The winning pattern

Oct 7, 2014

Andy Montgomery won on Lake Norman by showing the bass something they couldn't resist.

Cliff Pace back in form

Oct 7, 2014

Cliff Pace and his still-healing leg have a good outing on Lake Norman.

Victory brings emotions

Oct 7, 2014

No one realizes how important a tournament victory is to a pro angler until the winner has to talk about that victory. The moment often has long seconds of "dead air," as the winner tries to compose himself.

No experience, no sponsors, no problem

Oct 6, 2014

In one way, the big story from the Lake Norman Southern Open was Ron Farrow of Rock City, S.C. The 41-year-old sheetrock specialist was fishing his first-ever B.A.S.S. event. He didn't enter the tournament until the last minute.

What's a Classic berth worth?

Oct 6, 2014

The "bubble boy" left Lake Norman on Friday, still on the bubble. Cliff Prince had entered the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open presented by Allstate hoping to keep his Bassmaster Classic fate in his hands.

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