In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. you will see the first day launch of the tournament.
Elite angler Bernie Schultz tells us what the visual signs of schooling fish are and how to catch them.
Check out the aspiring wildlife artists that submitted their drawings for the 2009 youth artwork contest.
While growing up in Alaska, Chad Griffin followed The Bassmasters and idolized anglers like Kevin VanDam through hellacious winters. He said his passion was so strong that he used to tell family members that he was going to be a pro.
With a truck, a dual-axle boat trailer and a motor home, Texas pro Todd Faircloth has a lot invested in his tires. He has thousands of dollars worth of the round rubber road huggers, and he can't afford to have any of them let him down and leave him and his family stranded.
Veteran angler Tim Horton still uses braid, he just camouflages it when necessary.
Elite Series angler Todd Faircloth explains his Texan specialty "burning the 'Trap".
Topwater master and Elite Series angler Zell Rowland explains the subtle differences in what the fish prefer.
The 12 contenders for the 2009 Bassmaster Angler of the Year at the conclusion of the regular season.
Alton Jones discusses the outstanding year he had in 2008, especially his win at the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.