South Carolina Elite Series pro Andy Montgomery claimed victory by sacking three solid limits that totaled 37 pounds, 10 ounces.
The Lake Norman code may have been cracked Friday, at least by the 12 finalists in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open sponsored by Allstate.
Before the Bassmaster Lake Norman Open got underway, local Elite Series pro Hank Cherry predicted that it would take four spotted bass and one kicker largemouth a day to be in contention. Cherry must be clairvoyant.
The competitors and media gather at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic Media Day at Birmingham's Region field.
Who's competing in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic? Here's the official list of who's in and how they got there.
See how Daniel Lanier and Richard Howes' day went down on Lake Toho!
Win, lose or an even draw – that’s what two pro anglers had to deal with on what would have been the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open.
Last day of Southern Open has the Top 12 hoping less fishing pressure will mean bigger bass.
As the field narrows on the last day of the Southern Open, anglers hope less fishing pressure will equal bigger bags.
Wind and higher than usual temperatures made life difficult for the nearly 400 anglers competing in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Friday.