Topics: Opens

A pleasant surprise

Apr 18, 2015

Kazunori Okuma says he wasn't expecting this bonus, adding a big "Thank you!" to Allstate, for their "Good Hands, Great Day" award, given to the angler who makes the largest one-day jump up the leaderboard. Okuma's 16-5 limit on Day 2 rocketed him from 121st place to 26th place.

Getting ready for weigh-in

Apr 18, 2015

Day 3 on the water

Apr 18, 2015

Go on the water with Russ Lane as he tries to move into first place on the final day of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

Day 3 with Connell on the Alabama River

Apr 18, 2015

Head out on the water with Day 2 leader Dustin Connell as he tries to cap off a wire-to-wire victory on the Alabama River in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open presented by Allstate.

Connell having another great day

Apr 18, 2015

Here are some nice on-the-water shots of Dustin Connell from Day 3 on the Alabama River. A full photo gallery will be up soon.

Lane, Prouty have limits

Apr 18, 2015

Just got another text from Overstreet. Russ Lane now has a limit for about 11 pounds. I also stumbled onto JP Prouty. He has a solid bag worth 14 to 15 pounds but knows he needs two big culls to stand a chance.

Connell with a limit

Apr 18, 2015

No. 5 for Connell wasn't a big one, but it was a pound in the right direction if he's to win here this week. This fish put his limit around 15 to 16 pounds. Add that to his 2-pound, 10-ounce lead and everybody in the Top 12 has to catch their largest stringer of the week to knock Connell off.  

Connell putting on the pressure

Apr 18, 2015

Just got a text from B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet who is with Russ Lane: "4 fish about 7 pounds."   Haven't had time to talk to Lane much this week, but with the pressure Dustin Connell is putting on him this morning, something's going to have to change big time for Lane to overcome the 2-pound, 10-ounce deficit he started the day with.  

Lane with 7 pounds, Connell with 14

Apr 18, 2015

You can watch the video blog posted earlier this morning by Shaye Baker. His post also declares the leader to have three bass. The update is that McConnell now has four fish weighing around 14 pounds.  

Video: Connell has three

Apr 18, 2015

 

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