Classic panic time


If your favorite Elite angler doesn't rank in the top 60 in the AOY race, it doesn't look like he'll be fishing in next year's Bassmaster Classic ... unless he can win a tournament this season. Anyone that far back has too much ground to make up and too many other anglers to leapfrog to get into the top 36 or 37 and earn a Classic berth.


That means Davy Hite (66th), Denny Brauer (70th), Boyd Duckett (77th) and John Murray (78th) are all in trouble. They need some magic or they'll be working the floor at the Classic Expo next February in Tulsa.