Topics: Classic

Tharp moves again

Feb 23, 2014

Tharp just moved down the lake again, to yet a third section of the flat on the edge of the river channel. From our GPS map and our distant vantage point it's hard to tell if he's keying on similar structural elements or why he's drawn to these precise spots. From above the surface it all looks pretty nondescript.

Follow up on Evers

Feb 23, 2014

I failed to mention that Evers only has about a dozen spectator boats at the moment, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to increased scrutiny if he stays near the top of the standings and the traffic picks up later.   By the way, he has a limit now, catching his fifth fish just a few minutes ago. But they'll only go about 10 pounds.

Evers seems relaxed

Feb 23, 2014

Edwin Evers is extremely composed for someone who entered the day leading the Bassmaster Classic. He's calm, cool and collected, taking his time and being very methodical in his approach. I've watched him dig around in his bait box and rod locker, and he's taking his time and not rushing.  

Tharp's local knowledge in play

Feb 23, 2014

Randall Tharp lived near Lake Guntersville for 17 years before moving back to his home state of Florida last summer. Over that period of time, Tharp witnessed a change in bass spawning habits here.   "When I first started fishing here, the fish didn't spawn back in the creeks," Tharp said. "They spawned just off the main river channel."  

Classic by the numbers: Day 2

Feb 23, 2014

It's all about the numbers! And these are the ones that matter.

Tharp makes another move

Feb 23, 2014

Tharp moved again, to another flat just off the river channel. We can't tell if this is part of his plan or if he's in scramble mode. This is the type of spot I'd assumed would be unfishable due to boat traffic, but spectator traffic is far from overwhelming.

Lee with three

Feb 23, 2014

Jordan Lee just put his second and third bass in the livewell. Another 3 and a 4, both caught up shallow.

Day 3 begins on Guntersville

Feb 23, 2014

See the top 25 competitors as they launch for the final day of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic pre

Spirit of the Classic

Feb 23, 2014

Don Barone talks about the Spirit of the Classic, for all of those who have found peace and tranquil

Mueller culling

Feb 23, 2014

Paul Mueller lands a fish that would cull him up a half pound.

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