I’ll be real honest; I can’t imagine what my life would be like without organized college bass fishing.
If you look at all the setbacks that Brett Preuett suffered throughout the course of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket, you’d be as shocked as he was that he made it past the first day.
See who comes out on top after the final round weigh-in of the 2014 Classic Bracket.
Take to the water with Bethel University's Zach Parker as he goes head to get against ULM's Brett Preuett on the final day of the Carhartt College Series Classic Bracket.
As Parker said previously, the afternoon bite has been very tough. Roberts agrees. Parker has had most of his action early, period. He's chasing schooling fish now, which has worked for Preuett, so maybe he can find those two kicker fish he needs.
Head out on the water with Brett Preuett as he battles Zach Parker in the final round of the College Classic Bracket.
Zach Parker is moving a lot. He's not scrambling yet, but he's covering more water. "If, when you pull up and they're there, you can catch one or two pretty quickly," he said. "You've got to cover a lot of water, hit a spot then go if they aren't there." He's hitting another brush pile he and Roberts planted.
Parker's bite has slowed down a bit, but he just upgraded by a few ounces. He's got two fish that need to go, and a kicker to go with them if he wants to catch up to Preuett, who is sitting on roughly 14 pounds. Parker is looking at 8 1/2 or 9 pounds. "It's gets tough on me in the afternoon," he said. He just made another move to a brushpile that he and Roberts planted. "This is a floater," he said, referencing the foam blocks that hold it upright.
Over the last hour, Preuett has put on a show. He's caught two in the 3-1/2-to-4-pound range to cull up to about 13-1/2 lbs. Definitely putting the pressure on Parker who has a limit for about 9 pounds I'm hearing. These fish have been schooling the last 4 days in this same area. On the final day of the national championship, Preuett and partner Jackson Blackett caught 2 of their better fish here. Since the bracket began, Preuett has relied heavily on this area, tweaking different baits until he can figure out exactly what they'll bite. He's finally dialed in.