2011 Southern Open #2 – Day Two – OTW

Hop in the boat with your favorite angler, on day two of the 2011 Southern Open #2.

Sight fishing began very early Friday morning, but anglers feared the cold might affect it.
Photo: Doug Cox - Sight fishing began very early Friday morning, but anglers feared the cold might affect it.
Two boats shared this seawall in a cove close to the takeoff.
Photo: Doug Cox - Two boats shared this seawall in a cove close to the takeoff.
Gerald Swindle starts off fishing docks.
Photo: Doug Cox - Gerald Swindle starts off fishing docks.
Swindle leans into a Lake Norman bass.
Photo: Doug Cox - Swindle leans into a Lake Norman bass.
Turns out to be a dink though, and this one goes back in the lake.
Photo: Doug Cox - Turns out to be a dink though, and this one goes back in the lake.
Swindle casts toward a rocky point.
Photo: Doug Cox - Swindle casts toward a rocky point.
Swindle was throwing a small spinnerbait early Friday morning.
Photo: Doug Cox - Swindle was throwing a small spinnerbait early Friday morning.
Angler Jeff Cloud hooks into a keeper bass.
Photo: Doug Cox - Angler Jeff Cloud hooks into a keeper bass.
Cloud works it close to the boat.
Photo: Doug Cox - Cloud works it close to the boat.
Cloud's co-angler Willie Bryan works the net for him.
Photo: Doug Cox - Cloud's co-angler Willie Bryan works the net for him.
This bass gets to go for a ride to Blythe Landing.
Photo: Doug Cox - This bass gets to go for a ride to Blythe Landing.
Anglers fish the clay points near Ramsey Creek Park.
Photo: Doug Cox - Anglers fish the clay points near Ramsey Creek Park.
Angler Michael Branch looks at his electronics as he fishes a main lake point.
Photo: Doug Cox - Angler Michael Branch looks at his electronics as he fishes a main lake point.
This goose is either looking for spawners or noticing that the dogwood trees have started to bloom around Lake Norman.
Photo: Doug Cox - This goose is either looking for spawners or noticing that the dogwood trees have started to bloom around Lake Norman.
Swindle catches a bass from just behind a bush in really shallow water.
Photo: Doug Cox - Swindle catches a bass from just behind a bush in really shallow water.
It was really cold out on the lake today.  Temperatures began in the upper 30s and climbed to the 50s before noon.
Photo: Doug Cox - It was really cold out on the lake today. Temperatures began in the upper 30s and climbed to the 50s before noon.
Anglers were on the move today as Friday is cut day!
Photo: Doug Cox - Anglers were on the move today as Friday is cut day!
Christiana Bradley works a few boat docks with a crankbait.
Photo: Doug Cox - Christiana Bradley works a few boat docks with a crankbait.
The fishing was definitely slower on Friday than Day One.
Photo: Doug Cox - The fishing was definitely slower on Friday than Day One.
Anglers were rotating in and out of coves all over the lake.
Photo: Doug Cox - Anglers were rotating in and out of coves all over the lake.
Angler Ray Brazier catches a small Lake Norman bass.
Photo: Doug Cox - Angler Ray Brazier catches a small Lake Norman bass.
Arnie Lane had a spinning rod in his hand, not his usual rod of choice.
Photo: Doug Cox - Arnie Lane had a spinning rod in his hand, not his usual rod of choice.
As it gets closer to check-in, anglers were really starting to move around.
Photo: Doug Cox - As it gets closer to check-in, anglers were really starting to move around.
Jason Williamson was skipping docks on Friday morning.
Photo: Doug Cox - Jason Williamson was skipping docks on Friday morning.