Chris Bowes had a bit of fun. At the end of Saturday's weigh-in, he announced, "We’re going to send them out in about an hour.”
Bowes raised some eyebrows, but then told all that B.A.S.S. has no tiebreakers in place for first-place ties in Opens competition, and that a fish-off was in order for Sunday.
Brent Chapman and Josh Bertrand were to stay over and fish for 5 hours to decide the champion of the event, along with the berth to the 2013 Classic on Oklahoma's Grand Lake.
It's not the first time Opens have produced fish-offs. In 2009, there were two occurrences, both in the Central division.
In the first on Toledo Bend, James Niggemeyer and Jerrel Pringle tied, and they went out for 3 1/2 hours of overtime the next day. Niggemeyer took his third title. See the story here and check out the slideshow.