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.
Check out what the anglers reeled in at Lake Toho
From 29th to first place, Rick Howes leads the way into the final round of the Southern Opens.
Opens anglers look for the big bass seen on Day One.
Daniel Lanier's 9-pound, 4-ounce lead at the end of Day 1 on the Kissimmee Chain is the biggest I can recall. To find a bigger gap you have to go back to a 10-bass or even 15-bass limit.
The Lanes bring a wealth of knowledge about the Kissimmee Chain to the tournament, and a strong desire to win.
A cold Florida morning met anglers as Day Two of the Southern Open #1 began.
Despite the cold front, there were big bass to be had at Lake Toho on the first day of the Southern Open!
The story of the day was a fairly tight-lipped fishery as the Southern Open began on Lake Tohopekaliga in central Florida.