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Andrew Helms (left) and Josh Whittaker of UNC-Charlotte won the Bassmaster College Classic title on Sunday on South Carolina's Lake Keowee. UNC-Charlotte pair wins Bassmaster College Classic
703 Views - Posted: February 24 at 7:09 am

Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker, students at the UNC-Charlotte, made college bass-fishing history Sunday by adding the 2015 Bassmaster College Classic title to add to their National Championship title.


South Carolina pro Casey Ashley lands a Lake Hartwell bass on the way to winning the Bassmaster Classic on Sunday. SC pro Casey Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, his home lake
879 Views - Posted: February 22 at 6:16 pm

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a homerun on Sunday, fishing on his home water, to the cheers of an adoring, hometown crowd, winning the Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of better than 20 pounds.


Japanese bass pro Takahiro Omori leads the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell after two days. 2004 champ Omori leads Bassmaster Classic entering final day
385 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:41 pm

The final day of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell is shaping up to be a free-for-all, with a handful of former champions sitting atop the standings with the coveted trophy and $300,000 first-place prize well within their grasp. Takahiro Omori, a Japanese angler who now makes his home in Emory, Texas, caught five fish that weighed 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday and claimed the lead going into Sunday’s final round with a two-day total of 31-11.


Brandon Gray of Bulloch caught six bass on six straight casts in Saturday's second round of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell. Gray misses Bassmaster Classic cut, even with six fish on six casts
704 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:04 pm

How crazy can bass fishing be? Brandon Gray of Bulloch found out on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.


Arizona pro Dean Rojas leads the Bassmaster Classic with a 21-pound, 2-ounce catch. Rojas burns up field in frigid Bassmaster Classic
527 Views - Posted: February 20 at 8:04 pm

Doesn’t it just figure that after the coldest day in the history of the Bassmaster Classic, four anglers from warm, sunny climates are sitting atop the standings?


Brandon Gray of Bullock shows off the two biggest of the three bass he caught in Friday's opening round of the Bassmasters Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell. North Carolina pro is well back after opening round of Bassmaster Classic
572 Views - Posted: February 20 at 7:46 pm

There’s deep, and there’s DEEP. That’s how pro bass fisherman Brandon Gray felt after Friday’s first day of the Bassmasters Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. How deep should he have fished?


Alabama's Chris Lane is wrapped up tight as he fishes a Lake Hartwell boat dock during Wednesday's practice for this weekend's Bassmaster Classic. Gray hopes Buggs Island background helps out in Hartwell Bassmaster Classic
872 Views - Posted: February 19 at 5:22 pm

At 56,000 acres, Lake Hartwell is a little bigger than Brandon Gray’s home lake, Buggs Island, aka Kerr Reservoir. And it’s a little bit clearer, and it’s got spotted bass. But there are enough similarities that Gray believes he can feel confident in what he’s doing when he blasts off on Friday morning in the Bassmaster Classic.


Charlie Cone of Newport and his son, Chris, landed this enormous, 78.66-pound king mackerel, in a Florida tournament three weeks ago. The fish is a pending line-class world record for king mackerel. Newport angler's huge Florida king mackerel is pending line-class record
1625 Views - Posted: February 18 at 5:03 pm

Charlie Cone of Newport was looking for a little downtime three weeks ago when he headed to Key West, Fla., to fish the Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament with his son, Chris, who is station at Key West in the U.S. Coast Guard. It turned out to be a great trip all the way around, as the Cones won the tournament with a 78.66-pound fish that is set a tournament record, is the biggest fish ever caught in a Southern Kingfish Association-sanctioned tournament, and is a pending IGFA line-class world record.


Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., finished first in the bracket division of the Bassmaster Team Championship and won a berth in the Bassmaster Classic. Bullock, N.C., angler wins final berth in Bassmaster Classic
1142 Views - Posted: December 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

North Carolina finally broke through and got a fisherman in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic when Brandon Gray of Bullock won the bracket round of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Arkansas’ DeGray Lake on Saturday.


Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, S.C., won the BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman. South Carolina pro wins BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman
999 Views - Posted: October 04, 2014 at 7:38 pm

South Carolina bass pro Andy Montgomery sacked his third solid limit of bass on Saturday and won the BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 10 ounces.


Pro David Williams of Maiden has a half-pound lead entering the final day of the BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman. Maiden pro retains lead in BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman
262 Views - Posted: October 03, 2014 at 11:01 pm

David Williams didn’t have quite as good a day on Friday as he did on Thursday in the BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman, but the angler from Maiden is still ahead of the pack.


Bass pro David Williams of Maiden has a half-pound lead entering the final round of the BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman. Pro from Maiden retains lead in BASS Southern Open
295 Views - Posted: October 03, 2014 at 10:58 pm

David Williams didn’t have quite as good a day on Friday as he did on Thursday in the BASS Southern Open on Lake Norman, but the angler from Maiden is still ahead of the pack.


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