> What: Bassmaster Central Open
> Where: Logan Martin Lake (Pell City, Ala.)
> When: Thursday through Saturday (Sept. 6-8)
> At stake: Cash prizes (winner receives boat/motor package and berth in Open Championship)
> Expected field size: 143 boats
> Last Open at Logan Martin: May 16-18, 2013
> Winner: David Kilgore (46-08) – Click here to read about Kilgore's Winning Pattern.
> What they’re saying: “Logan Martin is loaded with 14- and 15-inch spotted bass,” said Jesse Wiggins, an Alabama pro who fishes the Bassmaster Elite Series. “There will be a ton of them caught, and probably a lot of different ways. You may even see some schooling.”
Big largemouth, however, will be the key to building a strong limit.
“You’re going to see a lot of fishing going on around the brushpiles,” Wiggins said. “There’s a lot of tournament fishing on that lake, and the guys who have a lot of experience on the lake will know some places that have some juice.
“I think it’ll be really hard for somebody who doesn’t know the lake to come in and beat guys like that.”
The tailrace area at the far northern reaches of the lake below Neely Henry Dam could be a productive spot during the tournament. It’s about a 50-minute run by boat from the takeoff point at Lakeside Park — and there are times when it pays off quickly.
“I’ve seen people pull up on places like that and catch all the weight they need in five casts,” Wiggins said. “If you can get on a certain spot where most of the fish are, it can happen just that fast.
“It can be a little dicey getting up there, and it can be crowded sometimes. But it’s a chance that’s definitely worth taking if you’re not on anything in the main lake.”
Some of the information above was taken from a B.A.S.S. press release.