As the final hours of the season wind down, it will be a photo finish for the last Bassmaster Classic berths. This following was done at about 1 p.m. CT, it probably changed as it was being compiled, and it was put together from BASSTrakk, which is notoriously unofficial. But it does give you an idea of what’s happening around that 40th spot in the AOY standings for the season, where you’re in the Classic and everyone below you is out, for now.
See images from the final day of the Toyota Angler of the Year Championship on Sturgeon Bay!
Chris Lane is up to 15 lbs even after another good cull! Photo by Marshal Ron Knebel
The Lane brothers, Cliff Pirch, Randy Howell, Morizu Shimuzu, and Justin Lucas part seas to yield to the Coast Guard.
John Crews landed his number four - a nice 3.5-pounder. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Scott Hill
G stuck his limit fish on a jerkbait, but once he landed it, his face told the story. It was hooked outside of the mouth, and he threw it back. The law in Wisconsin states all fish must be hooked inside the mouth to be legally kept. The law was originally implemented to eliminate "snagging" for salmon. However, it's been applied to all species here and it's an archaic rule that should be changed.