Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Blog

An Auburn keeper

11:32 am EST, Dec 31, 2014

Murphy Klumpp with Auburn University catches a practice keeper.


Photo submitted by Lucas Brown.

Practice days continue

11:57 am EST, Dec 30, 2014

Will Blount with the University of South Alabama shows off this practice day catch.


Photo submitted by Will Blount.

Tough afternoon bite

12:47 pm EDT, Aug 5, 2014

As Parker said previously, the afternoon bite has been very tough. Roberts agrees. Parker has had most of his action early, period. He's chasing schooling fish now, which has worked for Preuett, so maybe he can find those two kicker fish he needs.

Parker covering water

11:39 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Zach Parker is moving a lot. He's not scrambling yet, but he's covering more water. "If, when you pull up and they're there, you can catch one or two pretty quickly," he said. "You've got to cover a lot of water, hit a spot then go if they aren't there." He's hitting another brush pile he and Roberts planted.

Slowing down

11:32 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Parker's bite has slowed down a bit, but he just upgraded by a few ounces. He's got two fish that need to go, and a kicker to go with them if he wants to catch up to Preuett, who is sitting on roughly 14 pounds. Parker is looking at 8 1/2 or 9 pounds.


"It's gets tough on me in the afternoon," he said. He just made another move to a brushpile that he and Roberts planted.  "This is a floater," he said, referencing the foam blocks that hold it upright.

Preuett getting down

10:46 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Putting on a show

9:45 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Over the last hour, Preuett has put on a show. He's caught two in the 3-1/2-to-4-pound range to cull up to about 13-1/2 lbs. Definitely putting the pressure on Parker who has a limit for about 9 pounds I'm hearing. These fish have been schooling the last 4 days in this same area. On the final day of the national championship, Preuett and partner Jackson Blackett caught 2 of their better fish here. Since the bracket began, Preuett has relied heavily on this area, tweaking different baits until he can figure out exactly what they'll bite. He's finally dialed in.

Parker is culling early

9:37 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Zach Parker boated No. 5 from a hump in front of the Ridges Resort and Marina. It's 25 feet on top surrounded by 40 to 50 feet of water around it. There are brushpiles littered across the top of the hump. At least he's got this spot to himself. 


Now Parker is culling. He just landed a 2-pounder and tossed back a 14-incher, so he's looking at roughly 8 pounds. 


Photo by Robert Rutherford.


8:52 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Zach Parker just made a move to  a brushpile that he and Roberts found in practice, but when he for here it was occupied by a Bass Tracker with two local gentleman. As Parker made his first cast, one of the guys was fighting what turned out to be a 2 1/2 pounder. "They already caught five from it," Parker said. The duo just landed another 2-pounder and they it in the well. Such are the perils of public water.

Preuett update

7:38 am EDT, Aug 5, 2014

Preuett has two that will go 2-1/2 pounds each.