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.
Find out what all the competitors used to catch their fish at Lake Hartwell.
The Sabine River should be a Fantasy Fishing competitor’s worst nightmare — long runs, wads of little fish, and long distances between them with nothing but prop-chewing obstacles to get in the way.
I’ve always appreciated the effort that goes into producing the Bassmaster Classic, but my perspective has always been as a competitor. This year, I got a behind-the-scenes look and I’m blown away by the efforts, resources and time exhibited by B.A.S.S. officials, sponsors, the local community, companies who display at the Outdoors Expo and JM Associates, the television production company.
Join newly crowned Bassmaster Classic champion Casey Ashley and runner-up Bobby Lane on Ike Live!, Monday, March 2, at 8 p.m. ET.
Several pros were scouting Lake Guntersville for the tournament this spring when they got caught in the Southern snowpocalypse.
Looking back, maybe I should’ve done something different, but I felt confident that this was how I had the best chance to win.
Mill Creek High School placed 13th out of 205 teams in the 2015 Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open.
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The Fantasy Fishing winner for this event won’t win because of his or her A, B, C or E buckets, but rather the choice of anglers in Bucket D.