CHARLOTTE (Oct. 4) — With a last-minute change of plans, Pro angler David Walker headed to Charlotte for the Bassmaster Southern Open No. 3 on Lake Norman.
After locking himself into the 2015 Bassmaster Classic in Escanaba, Mich., the Cabela’s/GEICO For Your Boat Elite angler had all intentions on turning his focus to off-season preparations. However, Walker saw the third Southern Open of the year as a good opportunity to fish without any stress. [..]
Bill Tavel of Brentwood, Md., has won the Bassmaster Summer Boat Giveaway’s grand prize of a Skeeter TZX180 with a single-axle trailer, a Yamaha F150LA outboard motor, a Humminbird 728 Fishfinder and a Minn Kota 70 Edge trolling motor.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bill Tavel of Brentwood, Md., makes a special trip to Hertford, N.C., every year to visit with his former Navy comrades from the USS California at their annual meeting spot, the Lunker Lodge. It’s a trip filled with good friends, good memories and even better fishing. [..]
Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell opens up his hook box to offer some tips for treble hooks on your Livingston Lures baits. [..]
If you’re interested in becoming a better angler or tournament fisherman and enjoy learning hands-on, here is your chance to get on the water with some of the best in the business. [..]
David Williams of Maiden, N.C., takes the lead on Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #3 presented by Allstate held on Lake Norman out of Charlotte, N.C. Williams brought 14 pounds, 1 ounce to the scales at Thursday’s weigh-in.
Photo by Ronnie Moore/Bassmaster
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Before the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open No. 3 presented by Allstate at Lake Norman got underway, local Elite Series pro Hank Cherry predicted that it would take a catch of four spotted bass and one kicker largemouth each day to be in contention. Cherry must be clairvoyant. [..]