Depth is a key factor in finding fish. During the Classic on Hartwell most pros found two primary zones - 10 feet or less, and 30-to-35 feet - that produced the majority of their fish. Hear them explain how and why they dialed-in on these depth zones.
Casey Ashley gives a detailed description of his winning gameplan including locations, technique, lure (homemade) and how he fishes the lure. Unless you're friends with his dad, good luck getting one of the winning bladerunner heads. The Zoom Super Fluke Junior is widely available though.
Hear the anglers tell it in their own words. Highlights from the Day 1 post-weigh in press conference featuring Casey Ashley, Skeet Reese, Randy Howell, Keith Combs, Brett Hite, and of course, tourney leader Dean Rojas.
Rojas was relaxed even though he spent 28 minutes in the 'penalty box' after a morning launch that was already delayed an hour and a half. He gives details about his day and the reason for his penalty.
If the forecast holds true, this could be the coldest Bassmaster Classic ever. Mental toughness will count for a lot. So we posed the question to 11 top anglers: "Are you tougher than the rest of these guys? If so, does that give you an advantage?"