Chris Payne Leads Day One at Wheeler Lake 2009 Southern Open #2
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, Alabama.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, Alabama.
Jim is a pro angler fishing the Bassmaster Opens and other local tournament trails ... his dream, to be a Bassmaster Elite Pro. While climbing down from a tree stand something broke and Jim fell 20 feet to the Alabama soil.
BASS will return to the popular fishery for the second Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Oakley, set for April 30-May 2.
It covers approximately 67,000 surface acres and offers some of the most diverse bass fishing in our country.
On Thursday he caught a limit in about three hours. Exercising traditional competitive angler thought, he left the area with his fish still biting, believing he could take more weight from it another day.
"This is incredible," Mansue said. "I've been fishing competitively for 10 years and it feels great to be able to say I'm a champion now."
Prouty found an old shipwreck off a deep point in about 16 feet of water. A part of one bulkhead was at about 8 feet, less than that when the tide was out.
To a man the anglers said they were clueless as they made final modifications to their tackle. Despite that, however, three anglers were able to rise to the top of the field.