Scott Rook disappointedly told Canadian bass angler host Dave Mercer, ”Come and see me at the outdoor show and I can tell you exactly where not to fish on Lake Hartwell.” Day two of the 45th GEICO Bassmaster Classic in Greenville, South Carolina is a much better day to day weather wise enough to make you feel like a rock star riding in that bass boat. At his first big Super Bowl bass fishing tournament, Brett Preuett represents the college bass anglers said, “This is what it’s all about, all of the pros and anglers have been great to me and giving me lots of advice. It inspires me to come back here.”
The Bass Nation, a working man can get to the Bassmaster Classic. I tuned in to the weigh-in late what are the fishing fans doing that are standing in the mosh pit down by the stage? Is that the greatest seat to be in or what? Edwin Evers is going to be taking a Wounded Warrior with him on a tournament, more details later. The experience the honor and the pleasure.
John Crews is inside the Missile baits booth on Sunday. Justin Lucas is fishing his first Classic and he’s made the top 25 going into tomorrow championship day. Brett Hite moves into the leading the GEICO Bassmaster Classic in 2015 with 29-7 on his favorite lake.
Takahiro Omori Texas coming to the scale with 15 he needs 14-8 and he moves into the lead with 16. Takahiro is the big Cinderella story of this ‘Classic’ challenge. Almost any Bassmaster contender in the ‘Classic’ could be said to have a Cinderella story as many of them were sleeping in their trucks in the beginning when the money was tight and scarce. Takahiro’s bass fishing career struggle was a little different than most since he came here from another country leaving the biggest part of his, his support group family and friends behind. Coming to a new country with very little money and a big fishing dream takes a lot of guts, grit and courage.
Big fish Bobby Lane came to the stage with 10-10, “It’s always good to go fishing if you can’t go to church,” Mark David on the Bassmaster Classic stage 17-4 and 27-14. Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis in his first ‘Classic’ moves up with 12-14 and he’s adding that to 12-10 and 25-8. Michael Ianconelli New Jersey landed 31-0 and 16 for the second day going into third place with 15 anglers to go. “I’m staying deep and running lots of lake and with a football jig.”
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger Well that didn’t last long Dean Rojas brings five fish to the scales with 10-7 and 31-9. The tournament of the year started out with ice and Championship day it’s supposed to rain. Randy Howell 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion 15-5 and will be hitting the lake tomorrow with his eye on the $300,000 prize. Last year this time he was in 11th place and went on to win big time. This year he is in the 4th place 15-6 fishing to the last minute 30-11. Rick Clunn has done it, and Kevin VanDam has done it, won back-to-back ‘Classics.’ Greg Hackney Angler of the Year 14-5 this morning and 6-15 makes the 25th place with 21-13 with a structure jig out in the deep water. Casey Ashley “Backyard Bonus” moves into 5th place 29-14 and he caught 14-11 today, plus 15-3.
Aaron Martens was the biggest bass today at 6-11.
7th-Colby Carden 9-3 19-13 29-0
8th-Paul Mueller 13-12 14-3 27-15
10th-Skeet Reese 20-2 6-5 27-1
11th-David Kilgore 14-1 12-10 26-11
12-Chris Lane 14-0 12-1 26-1
The Bassmaster is under way already this day of days, the last day is championship Sunday of the 45th 2015 Geico Bassmaster Classic.