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

How Pace missed 354 phone calls in one evening

Adam Mahoney ‏@IceMahon11

What is a tip for somebody who is just starting to use top water (Buzz Baits and frog) and doesn't have success

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

You've got to learn when the fish get the bait before you set the hook. You can't react too fast.I try to focus on something else, so I don't watch it too much. Sometimes you're better off not paying close attention

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand

Congrats on your win! Are you enjoying your new nickname - game face Cliff Pace?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

I like it! I hope it sticks. It truly does describe me when I'm in my boat, but not necessarily all the time.

 

Kelsey Kirkpatrick ‏@KelseyKayKay

Has there ever been a point for you where fishing competitively isn't enjoyable? If so why?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

Yes, all the bad tournaments I've had!

 

JT ‏@jtflynlow

Yo good luck this season and I ll cheer for you at LaX WI! Go packers!

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

Can't wait to see you there! 

 

Nikolas Mark Juras ‏@Aloha_Nik

Would it be worth putting braid with a leader on a spinning reel, or just use fluorocarbon with some backing?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

I like to use all blade or all fluoro. I dont like the extra knots. I use 20 lb @hiseasofficial Grand Slam braid or 6-10 lb @hiseasofficial fluorocarbon.

Nikolas Mark Juras ‏@Aloha_Nik

Thanks man you rock! Congrats also

 

HI-SEAS ‏@HISEASofficial

How does it feel to be famous now? 

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

It feels the same as it always has. I'm still me, but it will be nice to explain to people who "me" is.

 

Connor Edmonds ‏@bassinNC

With the spawn just around the corner, what is your favorite bed bait to throw?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

Either a 6-inch @bayououtdoors V&M Lizard or a 3-inch @Jackall_Inc Cover Craw, depending on size or mood of the fish.

 

Angelo DiLorenzo ‏@MeanMouthBass

Congrats on the win. What was it like after you brought in that better bag on day #2?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

It was a huge sense of satisfaction.The Elite Series and #bassmasterclassic are my places of employment, so it always feels good to do well there.

 

Duke Bevard ‏@mizmoman

What's been your most cherished or memorable memory since winning the #bassmasterclassic?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

All of it! It's been a special gift to me. When I saw the weight come across the scales, I could finally take a breath.

 

Duane Bethke ‏@DuaneBethke

How do you feel about the last stop of the Elite series this year at Lake St.Clair #canyouSmallie?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

I think it's gonna be great. It's a fantastic body of water from what I've heard and I'm really looking forward to it

 

Ryan Nutting ‏@RyanNutting

On behalf of @vtbasserWhat’s your favorite color (in general not baits). Also, are you a cat or dog person?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

My favorite color is green. I started off running green Skeeters, and this year my boat wrap includes green.

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

The first time I fished with it I won the #bassmasterclassic. And, I'm a dog person!

Ryan Nutting ‏@RyanNutting

Awesome Cliff thank you good luck this year!

 

BassFan.com ‏@BassFanNews

Having qualified for the '14 Classic already, will you change your approach at all this year?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

I sincerely doubt it. I'm still going to fish the way I always have in my career & take it one tournament day at a time.

 

Brian Ottis ‏@BrianbVance

Thx for chat. We'll see u in Orange TX in two weeks. Good luck in '13!

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

Thanks so much! 

 

Cade Laufenberg ‏@CLaufe_Fishing

What was your favorite thing about the fishing in La Crosse, WI? Looking forward to coming back?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

I am! I like the fact that it's such a great fishery. Everyone in La Crosse should feel lucky they live so close!

Cade Laufenberg ‏@CLaufe_Fishing

Thanks man. Good luck to you. I do feel lucky to live so close! I'll be watching for you to do well here again this year.

 

Jason May ‏@jason_may1

What has been your biggest surprise so far as Classic champ that you did not expect?

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

The number of phone calls! When I got done with my victory lap, I had 354 missed calls!

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Thanks @CliffPaceFishin for spending time w/ your fans right after your victory. We look forward to watching you on tour this year

 

Cliff Pace ‏@CliffPaceFishin

Thank y'all for providing me with a platform and place to showcase my talents and a way to interact with the fans! 

Duane Bethke ‏@DuaneBethke

Thanks for reaching out to us fans this means a lot ;-)

Justin Deemer ‏@fisharooskiman

I missed it! Lunch with the wife, more important but, congrats Champ! An incredible title to have earned.

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