What do the first Open and my quest for the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series have in common? They’re both over.
The Open on Douglas Lake was a tough experience for me. But I think I’m a better fisherman today than I was before it started.
My expectations were high, but now I’m sitting here writing this blog knowing this tournament was a decision-disaster after a 50th-place finish.
One of my goals this year was to fish often before every Bassmaster Northern Open tournament to hone my skills and give myself a fighting chance. That didn’t happen.
See how the Opens anglers fared on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe got the monkey off his back by finally winning a major tournament on his home waters.
A closer look at the factors that led to Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe's Open win on Douglas Lake!
Follow along with B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet as he captures images of Day 2 leader Ott DeFoe at the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 on Douglas Lake.
The final 12 pros and co-anglers take to Douglas Lake for the last day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 presented by Allstate.
Douglas Lake produced a great number of beautiful bass on Day 2 - come check 'em out!