For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.
Images from the Day One launch of the 2011 Northern Open 1 on the James River.
Woo Daves, who won the 2000 Classic, hopes to turn the first Northern Open on his home water into his 18th Classic berth.
I’ve never fished the James River before, but, based on what I’ve seen, I expect a lot of limits.
The break, short though it was, recharged my batteries. I really need that.
I get my first look at the James River on the Saturday before the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open there. I'm fishing it as a boater.
The possibility of fines and confiscation of property threatens anglers crossing the U.S.-Canada border to fish.
The top three places at Douglas were all claimed by "homies." For most of us who weren’t from the Douglas Lake hood, it was like we were fishing on another planet.
Three years in professional motocross helped form Classic qualifier Fletcher Shryock's strong mental game.
Photos of the third and final weigh-in and crowning of champions on Douglas Lake.