Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Blog

Sacramento State lands a largemouth

12:37 pm EDT, Jul 10, 2015

Photo by Ethan Clark

East Carolina with a limit

12:35 pm EDT, Jul 10, 2015

Mike Corbishley and Zach Blalock of East Carolina University have a limit and are looking for an upgrade. They started the day in 15th with 4-12 and were 2 pounds, 12 ounces behind fifth place.


Limits are hard to come by this week and they know they need to upgrade if they hope to jump into the final day.

Defending champs update, part 1

11:53 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

Make a run

11:28 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

Just pulled up on the 2014 Champions, Jake Whitaker and Andrew Helms. Currently they have two keepers in the boat. One decent largemouth and a 15-inch smallmouth.


They started the day in sixth place, just like they did last year. Once again they avoided the cameras because the Top 5 have cameras on them. These two are poised to try and make the final day once again. 

Here comes the wind

10:57 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

All morning there were bluebird skies and zero wind. Within the last couple minutes the wind has picked up and caused a considerable ripple on Lake DuBay and in the small creeks. Josh Bensema and Matt Mcardle are plugging away with one keeper. They want 8 pounds again, obviously, but three keepers of any size are welcomed with the tough conditions they are facing.

The leaders are on the board

10:54 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

Bensema and Mcardle made a small move to within their primary area and they boat their first keeper of Day 2. It was only about 14 1/2 inches according to Bensema, but it gives them one and it breaks the ice.


They have a nice one-two punch going with topwater and a slower bottom presentation. Reeds, lily pads and laydowns are the targets for the most part. 

Alabama getting hot

10:52 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

The University of Alabama is putting together a comeback.


Update by Lee Mattox

Bird pattern, take two

10:50 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

Day 1 leaders need fish

10:43 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015

With the Day 1 leaders, Josh Bensema and Matthew Mcardle from Texas A&M University, and they are still fishless this morning. They just caught a pike and didn't realize it wasn't a bass until it was swung into the boat. These guys had their limit by 7 o'clock yesterday, but Bensema said he won't be worried until about 2 p.m. today when they have to come in. 

College Day 1 leaders

8:42 am EDT, Jul 10, 2015