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ULM’s Brett Preuett Wins College Series Bracket; Is Classic Bound

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Brett Preuett of the University of Louisiana Monroe wins the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket earning a berth in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic to be held on Lake Hartwell out of Greenville, S.C.
Photo by Shaye Baker/Bassmaster

If you look at all the setbacks that Brett Preuett suffered throughout the course of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket, you’d be as shocked as he was that he made it past the first day. Before today, he lost fish, missed fish, had a giant treble hook buried in his skull and nearly fell into Lake Chatuge chasing a rod that he eventually lost. But, today everything that could’ve gone his way went his way.
 

Preuett vs. Parker for Classic berth

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Zach Parker of Bethel University and Brett Preuett of University of Louisiana Monroe move on to the final day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket. At stake is a berth in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic to be held on Lake Hartwell out of Greenville, S.C.

Photo by Shaye Baker/Bassmaster

The saying that one would rather be lucky than good applies to many situations, especially so in fishing. Brett Preuett of the University of Louisiana at Monroe endured a string of bad luck today, but managed to knock out opponent Bentley Manning of Tennessee Tech. Preuett lost several keeper-size bass, but most notable was the fact that he fished more than four hours with two hooks from a 2/0 treble hook lodged firmly in the back of his neck after an errant cast. The hooks had to be removed by a doctor.
 

Top 4 Anglers Advance To Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket Semifinal

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The Top 4 college anglers move on to the second day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket. From left to right: Bentley Manning of Tennessee Tech, Zach Parker of Bethel University, Brett Preuett of University of Louisiana Monroe and Robert Giarla of Tennessee Tech.

Photo by Shaye Baker/Bassmaster

The Top 4 teams from the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship set out on Lake Chatuge today in a head-to-head bracket-style competition, which pitted anglers one-on-one.

Fukae Wins Bassmaster Open on Champlain

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Shinichi Fukae of Palestine, Texas, wins the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Fukae brought 18 pounds, 13 ounces to the Saturday's weigh-in giving him a three-day total weight of 56 pounds, 13 ounces.

Photo by James Overstreet/Bassmaster

Lake Champlain has been good to touring pro Shinichi Fukae.
 
The Palestine, Texas, pro earned his first B.A.S.S. victory at Champlain today by taking first place in the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open presented by Allstate with a three-day catch of 56 pounds, 13 ounces. He earned the top prize of a Nitro Z9 bass boat/ Mercury 225 Pro XS outboard rig worth $40,000 and $7,595 in cash. 
 

UNC Charlotte Wins College Championship On Chatuge

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Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker of University of North Carolina Charlotte win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Lake Chatuge with a three-day total weigh of 38 pounds, 9 ounces.
Photo by Shaye Baker/Bassmaster

Chatuge Reservoir behaved exactly the way Jake Whitaker and Andrew Helms expected, which led to the University of North Carolina Charlotte team’s win at the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.
 
“It’s tough fishing out here,” said Whitaker, who grew up only 2 hours from Chatuge and has fished it multiple times.
 
“The way to do it is to commit to getting big bites, even if you don’t get very many,” he added.
 

Siller Still Leads on Champlain

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Scott Siller of Milwaukee, Wis., maintains the lead on Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate held on Lake Champlain out of Plattsburgh, Tenn. Siller brought 19 pounds, 2 ounces to the scales Friday for a two-day total weight of 39 pounds, 2 ounces.

Photo by James Overstreet/Bassmaster

Scott Siller took one step closer to the thrill of victory by catching another heavyweight limit in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open presented by Allstate on Lake Champlain.
 
The Milwaukee, Wis., angler bagged a 19-pound, 2-ounce limit today to retain the lead in the pro division with 39-2. “Yesterday was a really awesome day after the weigh-in to be on the top of a Bassmaster leaderboard,” Siller said. “It was like a birthday all day long, so I almost didn’t want today to come around.”
 

Rick Clunn's RC Flat - A flat sided crank that casts accurately, even on windiest of days

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Cassville, MO - Luck-E-Strike is pleased to introduce the newest lure from four-time Bassmaster Classic champion Rick Clunn - the RC2 Flat crankbait. This remarkable bait features a square bill with a flat side body that makes it an alternative to traditional square bills.

 

American Bass Anglers 100% Plus Team Tour Announces 2015 Schedule

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American Bass Anglers introduced the NEW 100% Plus Team Tour earlier this week; here are more details, including the schedule:

Athens, AL. July 31, 2014   American Bass Anglers announced today the schedules and rules for the 100% Plus Team Tour a new era in Team Bass Tournaments with a 100% plus payout at every event.  With a full field of 200 teams, events will payout $60,000 in cash and prizes.  First place at each event will be a new 2015 Triton Boat with a Mercury Outboard, MotorGuide Trolling Motor fully rigged with sponsor product valued at 20,000 and is guaranteed.

First Time for Greenblat, Second Chance for Gagliardi at Upcoming FORREST WOOD CUP

North Alabama Team Leads Collegiate Championship, Dedicate It To Dad

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Michael Gullette and Nathan Martin of the University of North Alabama lead Day 1 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Chatuge Reservoir with 14 pounds, 15 ounces.

Photo by Shaye Baker/Bassmaster

Dave Gullette would be standing in the front row cheering, emailing photos to all his coworkers and otherwise beaming with pride right now to see his son, Michael, and Michael’s teammate, Nathan Martin, in the lead at the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Chatuge Reservoir.
 
But Dave Gullette, Michael’s father and biggest fan, died in January, right after Michael qualified for the championship.
 
“We’re dedicating this tournament to him,” Michael said.
 

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