The story of the day was a fairly tight-lipped fishery as the Southern Open began on Lake Tohopekaliga in central Florida.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- What do you get when you take the greatest angler of all time, put 20 Elite Series pros in a field of 193 boats and put them all on a lake that's in a prespawn funk? The first Bass Pro Shops Southern Open of 2011 on Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. You will see day two on the water.
Making it to the Elite Series has been a dream of 17 year old Cody Detweiler's for the past 10 years.