Toledo Bend Online Open Series Winner Announced
The Toledo Bend Online Open Series has come to a dramatic end! For the second
month in a row we’ve had the biggest event ever with over 2,100 anglers taking
part. Make sure you read to the end of this article for news on the next
Let’s remind ourselves of what went down across the intense 3 rounds of
competition in the Lake Toledo Bend Online Open Series!
Round 1: A MASSIVE BAG!
Round 1 saw one of our biggest limits to date, and as you’ll see later
WestleynMonkey secured the coveted MONSTER BAG for this event with 81lbs. We
also saw a community legend in second place who goes by the name of Bigtimer J.
Round 2: From 10th to 1st!
MrRichC has a blinding Round 2 taking him from 10th in Round 1 straight to the
top in Round 2. Bigtimer J manages to maintain 2nd place while WestleynMonkey
despite having a great Round 2 score slips down to 5th. In 6th we see a
Sw1fty86TTV who has already won two of these events back to back!
Round 3: Out of nowhere!
Round 3, Championship Weekend, and it looked like there was potential for a
2-way battle for the number 1 spot between MrRichC and Bigtimer J. But there is
always the possibility that someone has an absolute stormer in Round 3.
Here are the Super Six (the top 6 anglers) from the Toledo Bend Online Open
A huge congratulations to Rustyfishpro who until Round 3 hadn’t even featured in
the top 3 but came in with a MASSIVE 80lb 13oz which launched them to the number
1 spot and is the first Bassmaster Fishing 2022 online tournament win for
We spoke to Rustyfishpro after his win to ask a few questions!
Benjamin – Congratulations on your Toledo Bend Online Open Series win,
Rustyfishpro. What does the win mean to you?
Rustyfishpro - Winning my first Online Open Series feels great! It feels
amazing that all the time and practice I’ve put in has finally paid off and it
Benjamin – How do you prepare for these events?
Rustyfishpro – Practice. I spend about 2 hours before each attempt fishing the
venue, trying new setups, lures, and spots to try and get the absolute most out
of my attempts.
Benjamin – What was your go-to load out during the Toledo Bend Online Open
Rustyfishpro – I really like the Fitzgerald rods and reels. I also use the
Fitzgerald Fishing 40lb braided, black line (I am sponsored by Fitzgerald too
which means I don’t need to pay for these items which is super useful). I got a
lot of success using Diving Crank Baits like the 101 Baby Bass and the Wally
Benjamin – Finally, What advice would you give to players who have their sights
set on winning one of our online tournaments?
Rustyfishpro – The advice I would give to a new player would be to be patient.
Spend time at each venue learning where the fish are using a variety of lures to
see what works for you.
Think about where you’re fishing, in shallow areas top water baits work well.
Try different reel speeds to get your lure in the zone. Most importantly though,
have fun and don't get frustrated (we all do sometimes) walk away, and come
back. The more time you put into in, the better you’ll get!
MONSTER BAG! This is the angler who had the biggest bag from across all 3 rounds
of the competition.
Congratulations to WestleynMonkey on an INSANE 81lb limit in Round 1!
Congratulations to all the anglers who took part in the Toledo Bend Online Open
Series. Who’s ready for the next one?
It’s Elite time! Between July 14-17 the REAL-WORLD 2022, Guaranteed Rate
Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is taking place, what better to host our
very own St. Lawrence River Online Elite Series tournament. Round 1 will begin
on Friday, July 1 at 08:00 BST / 12:00 PST.
Good luck, and tight lines
10 days ago