2013 Bassmaster Classic Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK, Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Cold-weather success a good predictor

Forget Tulsa time; focus on Tulsa temps

Bucket E

Conservative Pick – Gerry Jooste

Popular Pick – Matt Lee

Wild Card Pick – Matt Lee

Sentimental Pick – Gerry Jooste

My Pick – Gerry Jooste

Zimbabwe native Jooste (7.1 percent ownership) is both the conservative and sentimental pick in Bucket E, for the same reason – the 2013 Classic will be the fifth he’s qualified for out of the B.A.S.S. Nation. If he makes the cut, that makes for a great storyline.

Lee, an Auburn University bass fishing team angler, is the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series representative in this year’s Classic. And judging from his huge ownership percentage (44.9 percent), Fantasy Fishing is popular among college-age anglers, who are picking him as their representative in the Classic. But it would surprise most anglers over 18 if Lee makes the final cut.


So those are my picks! Who are you choosing?