Ken Cook on the Chesapeake Bay

On Thursday he caught a limit in about three hours. Exercising traditional competitive angler thought, he left the area with his fish still biting, believing he could take more weight from it another day.

2009 Northern Open #1, Lunkers

Prouty found an old shipwreck off a deep point in about 16 feet of water. A part of one bulkhead was at about 8 feet, less than that when the tide was out.

2009 Northern Open #1, How They Did It

To a man the anglers said they were clueless as they made final modifications to their tackle. Despite that, however, three anglers were able to rise to the top of the field.

Northern Open: Chesapeake Bay

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is the third day behind the scenes.

Northern Opens: Chesapeake Bay

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. You will see the third day weigh in.

Northern Open: Chesapeake Bay

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is the third day on the water.

2009 Bassmaster Northern Open #1

Mansue was working a slow-moving, bottom bait — but would not say what — along hard bottom near Havre de Grace, Md. Mansue says the winds helped to slow the current through his area, making his technique more effective.

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