With six B.A.S.S. Federation Nation qualifiers determined last Saturday, there’s only one seat left on the bus to the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
The six most recent Classic qualifiers came from the Nov. 3-5 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats: Overall champ and Southern Division winner Jamie Horton of Centreville, Ala.; Josh Polfer of Nampa, Idaho, Western Division; Matt McCoy, Indianapolis, Ind., Northern Division; Chris Price, Church Hill, Md., Mid-Atlantic Division; John Diaco, Rochester, N.H., Eastern Division; and Tom Jessop, Dalhart, Texas, Central Division.
The last seat will be filled Nov. 12 by the winner of the 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Championship presented by American Bass Anglers. The event will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper reservoirs.
Made up of lakes Marion and Moultrie, Santee Cooper covers more than 170,000 acres at full pool. Water levels, however, are reportedly far below normal, and some productive backwater areas are high and dry.