Fishing Tournaments

Kriet moves past KVD for Classic lead

Jeff Kriet, Kevin VanDam and Todd Faircloth are sharing water in the same creek, but it was Kriet who got the upper hand today with a 15-pound, 10-ounce limit to push his total to a Bassmaster Classic-leading 31-1.

“It was a grind today,” Kriet admitted. “But you know what? It’s about time for me to win one of these things, isn’t it?” […]

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Crochet lands Classic limit, feels confident going into second day

Cliff Crochet climbed into the truck for the drive to Lay Lake to begin his first Bassmaster Classic, and felt pretty good. Nowever, during the 45-minute, chaffeured drive from Birmingham to the reservoir the whole experience hit him.

“That was the first time I realized I was fishing the Bassmaster Classic,” Crochet told […]

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Hackney: ‘I just didn’t get any bites’

Gonzales’ Greg Hackney had a great practice for his eighth Bassmaster Classic, but that only translated to a single 3-pound, 5-ounce bass.

“I just didn’t get any bites,” Hackney said. “I think the weather got too nice. I ain’t making any excuses, but something just changed.” […]

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Hackney says Bassmaster Classic could be tough

With one day of practice left, Gonzales’ Greg Hackney said it’s been brutal thus far preparing for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lay Lake.

“The surface temperatures are 36 degrees,” Hackney said. “That’s down from 43.9 degrees when we first got out on the lake.” […]

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New Orleans to host Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Open

NEW ORLEANS – The lucrative new Wal-Mart FLW® Redfish Open will debut the sport’s first pro/co-angler format when action gets under way at the Southern Sportsman’s Expo in the Louisiana Superdome March 27-30. Pros and co-anglers competing in the historic tournament will be randomly paired each day and will compete for a combined boat weight. Pros will fish for as much as $100,000 and co-anglers will compete for as much as $10,000 based on a full field of 100 boats. […]