Latest Classic Series News

Ike is still searching

Feb 22, 2015

Ike is still searching for big bites, something he'll do for the rest of the day.    "2 and 2 1/2- pounders won't win this for me, but I know this deep deal has the fish to win this - if it works, and I think it will."    He's dragging a Missile Football Head Jig and a drop shot around brush.

Bobby Lane at stop No. 3

Feb 22, 2015

He made one cast with his yo zuri crank before skipping a jig under a dock.   He says, "It's time to catch a big one!"   Update by Bassmaster Marshal David Findley

Ashley with a significant cull

Feb 22, 2015

Casey Ashley just caught a 2 1/2 to 3 pound fish and culled significantly. It looked to be about a pound and a half cull for him. His cameraman hasn't updated it yet, but it would unofficially give him 14 pounds, give or take a couple ounces.   He was already unofficially leading, so he now has a 3 1/2 pound lead over Jacob Powroznik, who has 16 pounds right now.

Rojas hitting docks again

Feb 22, 2015

Dean Rojas has returned to his primary game plan. We've left the area next to the dam. It's still on the lower end of the lake, but closer to the spots Rojas fished Friday and Saturday. He's hugging the boat docks again, which is the pattern he's been fishing the past two days.

Wrong color for Pirch

Feb 22, 2015

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Vaughn

Wheeler with five

Feb 22, 2015

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal David Metz

Bobby Lane with a miss

Feb 22, 2015

Bobby Lane made a move to his second spot. he said, ''I caught a 4 1/2-pounder here during practice."   He is as cool as a cucumber. But I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat sitting close to a rocking chair.  

Lane boats one

Feb 22, 2015

Chris Lane   Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Grant Pentiricci

Rojas changing tactics

Feb 22, 2015

Rojas has two in the livewell now, boating a 1 1/2-pounder down near the dam.   Dean Rojas has drastically changed tactics this morning. Yesterday he fished around boat docks almost exclusively. After hitting a couple of his primary locations from the first two days, he moved to an area near the dam about an hour ago. The move has paid off with two fish. He's fishing much deeper than he has the past two days, keeping an eye on his electronics.  

You from Jersey? I'm from Jersey!

Feb 22, 2015

Among Ike's followers today are Dave Graham and Paul Conti, who came down Concord, N.C. They say Ike is among their favorites, but Graham wanted to follow Ike because he's also from New Jersey.    "Gotta go with the homeboy," he said.

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