Things went downhill each day for Combs

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.


On Friday — the coldest day in Classic history with early-morning temperatures near 10 degrees  Combs caught a five-bass limit that topped the 18-pound mark and put him in third place going into Day 2.


Things got a little warmer on Saturday, but he only landed two keepers and barely made the cut to fish Sunday. He only landed one small keeper during fairly decent conditions on Sunday.


It’s strange to think anyone might have wished for temps to hover around 10 degrees all week, but Combs might have actually benefitted from it.