While the Sabine River appears to be fishing better than it was two years ago, it's still a finicky fishery.
So how are the 2015 Elite Series rookies going to stack up?
Bassmaster tournaments rarely turn out as the pundits predict. It’s not necessarily because we’re uninformed, but rather because the anglers are great from top to bottom, the information superhighway has leveled the field, and conditions are typically unpredictable.
At Classic Media Day, we asked the competitors and others for their best guesses at the Classic winning weight. Here's what they said.
Todd Faircloth is the only angler to finish in the Top 10 in every Classic for the last five years.
When setting a Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing roster for a Bassmaster Classic in February, it’s tough to settle on a game plan until you know more about the weather and its effect on water temperature.
So many different patterns and techniques have a chance at being a factor on Hartwell that choosing your Fantasy Fishing team for the Classic may be difficult.
Randall Tharp, a pro from the Southeast, experienced culture shock in southern California.
My rookie season on the Elite Series is over, and I finished lucky 13th overall. That put me 3rd in the Rookie of the Year race, behind my friends Jacob Powroznik and Justin Lucas, but every time I think about what that means I have to laugh a little.
Jim Sexton, V.P. of Digital Media at B.A.S.S., discusses the similarities between his two most remarkable days on the 2014 Elite Series tournament trail.