Hudgins' day started off strong and remained consistent to take the lead in the season-opening Bassmaster event of the 2009 season.
Kremer rode a hot flipping bite to a comfortable lead. He opened up more than 4-pound margin over his nearest competitor, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Vinson of Wetumpka, Ala.
Incredibly, the 1987 Bassmaster Classic was won with just 15 pounds 5 ounces. And it took 14 fish to get there.
Most Classic fans know about the 10 pounds rule, but if you don't here it is: Each Classic competitor is allowed just 10 pounds of terminal tackle in the boat with him. That includes lures, sinkers, hooks and the like.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2009 southern open #1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is photos of the first day behind the scenes.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2009 southern open #1 on the Harris Chain of lakes in Florida. It is the first day weigh in.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Southern open #1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. It is the first day launch.
With fishing conditions made difficult by low oxygen levels from a summer-long drought, only ounces separated the top positions.
The number 23 does have a tragic tale attached to it for Mark Menendez.
Reynolds' Garage & Marine Inc. was established in 1859 as a builder of horse-drawn carriages. In the 1930s, the Reynolds family built a marina, opened a storage yard and started working on wooden boats.