Before every Classic and Elite event, I use BassGold.com to predict the winning and high-placing patterns and weights. Bait-wise for the Classic, BassGold showed worm/Senko (like on shakey heads), crankbaits and jigs in that order. Those weren't the winning bait, but for most of the field that was right on. Location was shoreline and offshore about equally, which was the case. The best habitats were wood/brush and ledge/drop/ditch, which indicated a better deep bite, which was true as well. BassGold pegged the winning weight at 16-17 pounds per day, and that – for the fourth Classic in a row – was dead on. It also showed that in this tournament, the winner would win by at least 3 pounds, also dead on. Data doesn't lie!