2013 Carhartt College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket
Grand River - Muskegon, MI, Sep 27 - 29, 2013

Three top Auburn anglers answer fan questions

B.A.S.S.
Shane Powell and Jordan Lee of the Auburn fishing team competed for the single college berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

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Tyler Reed

Tyler Reed

Tyler Reed is the social media and B.A.S.S. Nation editor for B.A.S.S. Keep up with B.A.S.S. on Facebook and Twitter.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It was a little like déjà vu when Shane Powell and Jordan Lee stood on the stage on the final day of the 2013 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket.

Two best friends, two teammates from Auburn's collegiate fishing team, two anglers who want more than anything to compete in the Bassmaster Classic.

Last year, it was Matt Lee vs. Jordan Lee.

This year, it was Shane Powell vs. Jordan Lee.

In 2012, Matt Lee won. He went on to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

In 2013, Jordan Lee won. He will compete in the 2014 Classic.

In both instances, one friend and teammate was left standing without a Classic invitation, but in full support of the winner.

Matt Lee, Jordan Lee and Shane Powell participated in a live B.A.S.S. Twitter chat yesterday. Fans asked the trio a variety of questions; read below to see what they had to say. And see photos of their visit here.

Keep up with Twitter chats, tournament news and bass fishing advice by following B.A.S.S. on Twitter at @BASS_Nation.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Fans, thanks for joining us for the #basschat! @JLeefishing @wmattlee and @SPowell1124 are ready to take your questions! @AuburnBass

 

Shane Powell ‏

Glad to be here today for the #basschat! I'm ready to answer your questions.

 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

Thank you @BASS_nation for having me! I'm glad to be here! 

 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

Twitter chat has officially started, ask away! 

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

The @auburnbass team is in the house looking forward to the  #basschat. pic.twitter.com/aPGDNRzb57

 

Logan Duckworth ‏@LoganDuck

@wmattlee if you could fish only 1 bait/lure for the rest of your life what would you choose? 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

A Booyah Pad Crasher. Throwing a frog has to be my favorite way to fish! 

 

Adam Bartusek ‏@AdamBartusek

This is a question @vtbasser will want answered. Dogs or cats?

Shane Powell ‏@SPowell1124

I've never had a dog, so I guess I'm a cat person. I had one blind cat named Allie! 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

Dogs. 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

I'm definitely a dog person. We have a chocolate lab named Nessie that's like a half sibling. 

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand

@JLeefishing What song are you going to use as your 2014 Bassmaster Classic entrance song? 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

Not sure yet. Some type of rap song. I'm working on a few. 

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

@JLeefishing Do you feel more confident about the Classic because it's on your home waters of Guntersville? 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

Yes, I do. I've spent a lot of time on that lake. It's definitely not a foreign water to me in February. 

 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed

Matt, what has the last year taught you that you can pass on to @JLeefishing and @SPowell1124

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

Cherish every moment. Even though it's cliche, it's also very true. 

 

Justin Atkins ‏@JATKINSFISHING

@JLeefishing would you rather catch bass on a padcrasher frog or a big weight? 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

My favorite way to catch them is on a big weight, out of the back of your Z20. 

 

Justin Atkins ‏@JATKINSFISHING

@SPowell1124 I still have your net, any chance I can get it autographed? 

Shane Powell ‏@SPowell1124

Absolutely. 

 

Cara Clark ‏@caradclark

When is the first scouting mission to Guntersville? @JLeefishing

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

I fish there about every weekend - no matter what. 

I can't really have a strategy. A lot in this tournament will have to do w/ the weather & how far along the fish are. 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

I'm scouting tomorrow but @JLeefishing isn't going to ask me where to fish! 

 

Hammer Fishing Rods ‏@HammerRods

Did any of you have the opportunity to compete in high school? 

Shane Powell ‏@SPowell1124

Not on a team but fished weekend series, BFLs and club tournaments. 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

I played baseball, my brother fished on the junior team. I think he had a big advantage because of that. 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

When I was in 9th and 10th grade, I fished a junior club. We didn’t have a high school team.

 

chris ‏@ditchell

I am home sick so please offer a War Eagle to all present. 

Shane Powell ‏@SPowell1124

War Eagle, buddy! 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

War Eagle, man! 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

You're not sick (from the girls at the office!). War Eagle! 

 

Matt Hand ‏@mhand334

@wmattlee @JLeefishing  What's the best fishing method is to catch 5+ pounders on Jordan and Mitchell? 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

It varies between lakes. Sometimes you can catch them on a spoon if they won't come back to the surface. 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

I haven't figured out how to do that, but be patient and wait for them to come up again.  

 

Matt Hand ‏@mhand334

@wmattlee @JLeefishing Best bait for schooling bass that receive a lot of pressure and just swirl on most topwater baits? 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

Throw a weightless fluke and burn it through the water column. 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

I wish I knew! Maybe try making as many casts as possible. Current is always key on those lakes. 

 

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