First B.A.S.S. Southern Open of 2015 Underway

First B.A.S.S. Southern Open of 2015 Underway

Day one of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate is now underway.


The anglers faced a cold start at this mornings launch at the Big Toho Marina in Kissimmee, Florida today as 200 boats filled the bay waiting for the first of seven flights to begin.

Anticipation was high as the anglers discussed how the overnight drop in temperature would affect the patters they had developed during the official practice days. The practice for many had been a grind with Toho unwilling to give up the numbers or the size bass that has made this fishery famous. With the temperature dipping into the lower fifties overnight, some anglers will no doubt have to make adjustments throughout the day.

Today's weigh-in will begin at 3:15 PM (ET) on location at Big Toho Marina located at 69 Lakeview Dr. Kissimmee, FL 34741

Click here to view a complete list of competitors fishing in this event and for more information.


Bassmaster elite Series pro Gerald Swindle.
Bassmaster elite Series pro Gerald Swindle.

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Bassmaster pro angler Fletcher Shryock.

Donna Bilbrey - wife of Ambassador Mark Bilbrey and author of this article - in her first B.A.S.S. Open
Donna Bilbrey - wife of the author of this article, WFN Ambassador Mark Bilbrey - in her first B.A.S.S. Open.


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