> What: Bassmaster Central Open
> Where: Red River (Bossier City, La.)
> When: Thursday through Saturday (June 14-16)
> At stake: Cash prizes (winner receives boat/motor package and berth in Open Championship)
> Expected field size: 140 boats
> Last Open at Red River: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016
> Winner: Alton Jones, Jr. (35-14) – Click here to read about Jones' Winning Pattern.
> What they’re saying: “Fishing fast, running and gunning, covering as much water as possible,” said Derek Hudnall, a Baton Rouge, La., angler who finished 3rd at the Arkansas River Central Open. “It will take doing all of that to win the tournament.
"The backwaters could produce a big bite, but that will consume time getting into and out of those areas. Following the usual spring high-water periods, the river is clearing up, and the level coming down."
Some of the information above was taken from a B.A.S.S. press release.