2011 Southern Open #2 – Fletcher Shryock

This album follows Fletcher Shyock as he takes his first victory at the 2011 Southern open #2.

As first angler to weigh-in, Fletcher Shryock had 14-8 and the early lead of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open 2 on Lake Norman.
Photo: Doug Cox - As first angler to weigh-in, Fletcher Shryock had 14-8 and the early lead of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open 2 on Lake Norman.
On Day Two, Shyrock hoots when learning he took over the lead.
Photo: Doug Cox - On Day Two, Shyrock hoots when learning he took over the lead.
With 17-12, he had Friday's big bag and was in position to win as he reported he had left fish at his spot.
Photo: Doug Cox - With 17-12, he had Friday's big bag and was in position to win as he reported he had left fish at his spot.
Shyrock prepares to launch on Day Three. He hoped to be back early but the day turned into a grind.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shyrock prepares to launch on Day Three. He hoped to be back early but the day turned into a grind.
Minutes from launching, Shryock allows himself an introspective moment.
Photo: Doug Cox - Minutes from launching, Shryock allows himself an introspective moment.
As the leader, Shryock heads out onto Lake Norman first.
Photo: Doug Cox - As the leader, Shryock heads out onto Lake Norman first.
Shryock fished up in the river, far away from other competitors.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock fished up in the river, far away from other competitors.
He said his area had the potential for a 20-pound bag.
Photo: Doug Cox - He said his area had the potential for a 20-pound bag.
He sends out a cast on Day Three.
Photo: Doug Cox - He sends out a cast on Day Three.
A 7-9 lunker bolstered his Day Three bag, but his bite shut off and he had to go scrambling Saturday.
Photo: Doug Cox - A 7-9 lunker bolstered his Day Three bag, but his bite shut off and he had to go scrambling Saturday.
Shryock and co-angler Brandon Williams move spots.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock and co-angler Brandon Williams move spots.
He said he scrambled on Day Three, and caught his fifth fish on his last cast.
Photo: Doug Cox - He said he scrambled on Day Three, and caught his fifth fish on his last cast.
Opens tournament manager Chris Bowes interviews Shryock before he weighs in his fish on Day Three.
Photo: Doug Cox - Opens tournament manager Chris Bowes interviews Shryock before he weighs in his fish on Day Three.
With the winning fish in his hands, Shryock lets out a yell.
Photo: Doug Cox - With the winning fish in his hands, Shryock lets out a yell.
Chris Bowes hands Shyrock the Southern Open trophy.
Photo: Doug Cox - Chris Bowes hands Shyrock the Southern Open trophy.
Shryock acknowledges the crowd cheering wildly.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shryock acknowledges the crowd cheering wildly.
Kathy Anderson congratulates her son, who she said has been obsessed with fishing since a youth.
Photo: Doug Cox - Kathy Anderson congratulates her son, who she said has been obsessed with fishing since a youth.
Shyrock and girlfriend, Megan Sauser, embrace.
Photo: Doug Cox - Shyrock and girlfriend, Megan Sauser, embrace.
Sauser was thrilled for him, seeing all the time he put into fishing pay off.
Photo: Doug Cox - Sauser was thrilled for him, seeing all the time he put into fishing pay off.
Roger Shyrock was there to see his son win.
Photo: Doug Cox - Roger Shyrock was there to see his son win.
Anderson drove seven hours Saturday to surprise Shryock at the weigh-in.
Photo: Doug Cox - Anderson drove seven hours Saturday to surprise Shryock at the weigh-in.