Topics: Opens

Luke Clausen at the lock

Jan 15, 2015

Bassmaster Classic Champ Luke Clausen arrives to the lock on Day 1. He's headed to Kissimmee where he won his title in 2006 but admits this time around, things are much different. The cold fronts here have rocked his best areas from back then so if he was counting on fishing memories, he might as well not fish. Still optimistic though because it's Florida and you can catch a game changer one any cast. 

Day 1: And so it begins

Jan 15, 2015

And so it begins. Like a litter of piglets trying to find a teet the anglers pack into the lock between Toho and Cypress. One load has already been pushed through and this one won't be far behind. Most of these anglers are headed to Kissimmee where this tournament is typically won. 

The field is fishing

Jan 15, 2015

Boat 200 is called and the field is all fishing. From what anglers told me, many have modified their gameplan to account for the lock system, which only allows approximately 16 boats at a time. Should be interesting how many stay in Toho.

Lock jam

Jan 15, 2015

Photo submitted by Phil Thalheimer

Britt Myers and Randall Tharp on the water

Jan 15, 2015

Photos submitted by Phil Thalheimer

Morning takeoff

Jan 15, 2015

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Ready to roll

Jan 15, 2015

Greg Yates and Phil Thalheimer.   Photos submitted by Phil Thalheimer

Open Day 1: GoPro takeoff

Jan 15, 2015

The 2015 Southern Open #1 takes off on Florida's Lake Toho.

The Star-Spangled Banner

Jan 15, 2015

Photo submitted by Phil Thalheimer

Morning view

Jan 15, 2015

Photo submitted by Phil Thalheimer

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