Somewhere in the back of his mind, Texas angler Keith Combs may have to look back on this year’s Classic as one of the strangest events he’s ever fished. As the weather got better, his fishing got worse.
See the Classic anglers battle it out on Lake Hartwell on the final day of the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
We followed Bobby Lane for 10 minutes up a long and winding creek. Just when it looked like it might dead end, it widened out again and we found him fishing another row of docks. Time is running out.
Dean Rojas has a limit. He just hooked up with another 1 1/2-pounder. I don't know if that's enough, and I suspect it's not. But there are a few minutes left to fish and it's not over until it's over. "This is my favorite time at the Classic, the last hour," he said. "Everything's so quiet, so still. All the boats have left to head to the weigh-in." Rojas just told us he's happy to take five fish back to Greenville today. Say what you will, you can't deny he keeps a positive attitude.
Follow along with local favorite Casey Ashley on the third and final day of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
Bobby Lane was so focused on his fishing that when a drone camera lifted off and broke the silence, it startled him. Everybody's watching. Update by Bassmaster Marshal David Findley
If you are studying BASSTrakk as closely as we are, you may notice that Bobby Lane's catches today appear to be on dry land. We've seen Bobby in the blog all day, and each and every time he was on water. BASSTrakk guru Matt Dowd mumbled something about satellite interference. Let's go with that for now. Also, we are definitely going to pull that phone from service before the first Elite next month and figure out why it's acting up.
Bobby Lane is still camped on his big blue dock. He said that there are 20 fish underneath, but he can't get them to bite. He's even gone to a spinning rod, totally atypical for him, and he noted that to the spectators. Finally giving up on it ... 25 minutes later. Time for a move with less than an hour to go.