Mike McClelland! The pro angler from Arkansas has won the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Central Open! Over the course of the three day tourney, Mike managed to catch a grand total of nearly 44 and a half pounds of bass! This total got him a $45 000 bass boat, as well as nearly $10000 cash. Also, if he participates in the next two Opens, he qualifies for the 2018 Bassmaster Classic! 

The biggest bass of the tournament went to day 1 leader, Ernie Strumpf III, with a 6-1 pound bass. 

The 2017 Bassmaster Classic is in 20 days on March 24! Also, the High School Central Open is to be held on March 11! 

Follow The Winner: 

@StratosMike on Twitter

@mike_mcclelland on Instagram