> What: Bassmaster Eastern Open
> Where: James River (Va.)
> When: Thursday through Saturday (July 25-27)
> At stake: Top prize package is estimated at $52,000
> Expected field size: 160-plus boats
> What they’re saying: “The cool thing about the James is there are no secrets," said Bassmaster Elite Series pro Garrett Paquette. "It’s very rare when someone even gets a top 10 and you look back and say ‘Wow, I didn’t think of that.’ It’s very basic river fishing – flipping, frogs, ChatterBaits, spinnerbaits, maybe a Pop-R-style bait and then finesse fishing. Because it’s going to be so hot and the tides aren’t going to be perfect, I think it’s going to be a little stingier than it has been at times in the past, but it’s still going to be a great tournament.”
> Last Bassmaster Open at the James River: Aug. 3-5, 2017
> Winner: Rick Morris (43-15)
> Click here to read about Morris' Winning Pattern.
Some of the information above was taken from a B.A.S.S. press release.