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2015 Bassmaster Classic

2015 Bassmaster ClassicI’d fished Lake Hartwell before on the FLW Tour, but I went back in December to get reacquainted with the lake before the cut off. Judging from what I learned then and what I knew about the general seasonal patterns, I figured there was a pretty good chance that the tournament would be won out deep. I was hoping that wouldn’t be the case, though. Those deep fish are often tracking schools of blueback herring and they can be difficult to relocate, even if you think you understand where they are.

During the official practice period before the tournament the water temperatures remained fairly high, and there were still a good number of fish up shallow where I wanted them. I nevertheless spent two of the three days out deep. My better results came relatively shallow, in the 6 to 12 foot range, so I knew that there would probably be enough fish up shallow to survive, but with the harsh cold weather settling in I was worried that it would get tougher. read more…

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  • Not in the cards this time. -

    Didn’t  make the top 25 cut, but it is always an honor to compete in the Bassmaster Classic. I spent today at the Expo talking to fishing fans – The expo was a blowout! Great to see so much love of the sport.

  • Time to shake’n shiver -

    Game day is almost here and with record shattering low temps we’re all trying to figure out how to stay warm, dry and catch fish. With a shortened fishing day due to a delayed launch many are scrambling. I’ve got a few good areas & a plan that I hope will pan out.

  • On to Greenville. -

    The pre practice is over so Deb and I moved into the host hotel in Greenville. Classic week has officially started….registration, head shots and filming today with the last day of practice tomorrow. Gonna be cold & wet!

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