Before last week’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro on Lake Hartwell, two questions could be heard across Upstate South Carolina from Anderson to Greenville. First: “Why would anyone fish in 10-degree weather with icicles hanging from docks and boats freezing to their trailers? And next: “How would they catch anything in such demanding conditions?” The why was easy. Because it was the Classic, with fishing’s most-coveted trophy and a $300,000 first-place prize at stake.
A name was drawn there and at every Bassmaster Elite Series event last season, plus an online contestant was selected to determine the finalists for the truck giveaway.
Take a look back at all three days of Casey Ashley's winning Classic run.
No one saw me. I hope. It was about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, I was walking around the bowels of the Classic arena, stopped in the dot-com room, stopped in the Media Room, went to the bathroom several times, then, then… …I pushed back some heavy black curtains and stepped out onto the floor of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic in Greenville, S.C.
With the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro behind us, now we can look back with 20/20 hindsight at Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing teams we created.
The mixed bag of weather conditions matched the equally dizzying array of techniques used by the pros to catch bass at the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
Lake Hartwell has been very, very good to Bobby Lane. Lake Hartwell has also been quite a difficult temptress for Bobby Lane.
Casey Ashley wins hometown Classic with dad's homemade baits.
The Weather Channel produced live segments from the shoreline due to the crazy weather.
For the win, UNC Charlotte relied on two primary baits. Those are the Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait and a Shaky Head.