In mid-November, a highly-accomplished quartet of bass pros visited Japan to experience the culture, learn about products, and fish legendary Lake Biwa, where a world-record-tying largemouth was landed just a few years ago.
Chad Morgenthaler pulled ahead to win the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron and earned the last Classic berth.
Morgenthaler rallies for Classic Wild Card berth
Shaye Baker is definitely struggling. He has moved back to the Harney Pond area, where he caught a 9-1 on Day One and a 7-pounder during practice. Baker still has time to win this thing, but he's definitely feeling the pressure. He has one 3-pounder in his livewell and four dinks that he needs to cull.
Russ Lane has stayed in contention for the Bassmaster Wild Card title this week primarily on a bait he designed — the Big Bite Baits Real Deal Craw. Jeff Kriet has relied on it, too.