Opens

Bryan Schmitt Claims Bassmaster Victory At Champlain

Bryan Schmitt fed Lake Champlain bass a steady diet of bogus crawfish this week to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open finale. Fishing in only his fourth Bassmaster Open, Schmitt won the pro division title and took home the top prize of $52,278, including a Triton TR-19X with a Mercury 200 Pro XS outboard worth $45,000. He finished …

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Charlie Hartley Takes First BASS Open Win on James River

Charlie Hartley, a former competitor on the Bassmaster Elite Series, earned his first B.A.S.S. victory by enduring hot weather all week in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open at the James River. The Grove, City, Ohio, angler clinched the pro division title by catching a 13-pound, 11-ounce limit during Saturday’s final round to finish with a three-day total of …

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Mullins Builds On His Lead At Southern Open On Douglas Lake

Obviously, David Mullins is sick of finishing second at Douglas Lake. The Mount Carmel, Tenn., angler, who finished second in 2014 and 2013 Bassmaster Opens here, will take a 7-pound, 7-ounce lead into Saturday’s Top 12 final of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Douglas Lake. For the second day in a row, Mullins topped 20 pounds with …

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2016 BASSMASTER OPENS SCHEDULE

Some of America’s best bass fishing waters will play host to competitors in the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series. The series will span 10 months, visit seven states and offer nine invitations to the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing — the Bassmaster Classic. B.A.S.S. announced the three-division, nine-tournament Opens schedule today, noting that it kicks off with the Jan. …

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BASS Open on Oneida Lead by Local Angler

The home lake advantage doesn’t apply to Kraig Kettelkamp, but the western New Yorker applied local logic to his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate. Kettelkamp, of Clifton Springs, caught 20 pounds, 7 ounces, of largemouth from Oneida Lake to take the lead by a slim margin of 2 pounds. The fulltime salesman faces …

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Bassmaster Open 2015: Ross Barnett Results

Some of the top bass pros in the nation crashed and burned after making epic catches during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open presented by Allstate at Ross Barnett Reservoir. Gene Bishop of Ridgeland, Miss., stumbled the first day with less than 9 pounds, only to rocket to the winner’s circle. Bishop’s stunning 26-pound, 1-ounce limit the second day …

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Timing Good For Ross Barnett Reservoir In First Central Open

The timing of the March 12-14 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open presented by Allstate bodes well for the anglers competing in the event. The venue, Mississippi’s 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir, should be more obliging than in the previous four Bassmaster tournaments held here. When Bobby Murray won the Bassmaster Classic at Ross Barnett in late October of 1978, his …

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Morganthaler Makes A Charge For A Win on Toho

Standard opinion among the anglers fishing the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate was that the tournament couldn’t be won on Toho. If you wanted big bass, Kissimmee was the place to fish. Chad Morgenthaler proved them wrong, spending all three days on the host lake and rallying from ninth place to win the season opener. …

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McMillan Leads Southern Open on Lake Toho

Florida’s fickle bass not only played with the heads of the first-round leaders in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by AllState, but they also scrambled the leaderboard. On a day when the sun shined and the fish were supposed to bite, big bags were few and far between. That was just fine for Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, …

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Bassmaster Open Schedule for 2015

The 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournament series will span nine months, visit nine states and possibly provide nine professional anglers a ticket to the Super Bowl of bass fishing — the Bassmaster Classic. B.A.S.S. announced the three-division, nine-tournament Opens schedule today, noting that it kicks off with the Jan. 15-17 Southern Open No. 1 on Lake Tohopekaliga at …

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