Bassmaster Magazine readers submit their lunkers for publication in the November 2009 issue.
The most interesting aspect of this final Elite tournament of the 2009 season, the Ramada Champion's Choice at Oneida Lake, is that only 12 anglers have something to lose while the remaining 86 each have something to gain. We have finally reached that point at which all the marbles are on the line.
Texas' Stephen Johnston put his experience as a guide on Sam Rayburn Reservoir to good use, putting 22 pounds of bass on the scales to claim the first-day lead in the Bassmaster Central Open.
Texas' Stephen Johnston expanded his lead to more than 8 pounds on the strength of a 19-pound, 6-ounce stringer, but he had to adjust as thick clouds rolled in for the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Stephen Johnston abandoned his preferred pattern during the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open on Sam Rayburn. When the scales settled, the local guide had clinched his first Bassmaster victory with a three-day total of 57 pounds, 5 ounces.
Sam Rayburn's a grass lake, so most of the fishing will be centered around bass relating to the hydrilla in the lake. There's going to be a ton of ways to catch them, from flipping hydrilla with a jig or some type of plastic, or working a topwater, wacky worm or whatever — but everything's going to be related to the grass.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. It is a behind the scenes look on the third day.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. You will see the the third day weigh in.
In this photo gallery you will see images from the 2009 Central Open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. It is images of the third day on the water.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Central open at Sam Rayburn in Texas. You will see the second day launch.