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Month: August 2017

Jason Christie Wins Lake St. Clair Bassmaster Elite Series

Catching a drum isn’t usually much of a reason for a bass fisherman to get excited. They don’t count in a bass tournament, and they can waste valuable fishing time while the angler fights and lands them. But it certainly excited Jason Christie this week — mostly because every time he’d catch one, the smallmouth bass in the area would get excited, too.

Christie caught five smallmouth that weighed 22 pounds on Championship Sunday to push his four-day weight to 88 pounds, 8 ounces. It was enough to win the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair and keep the Oklahoma angler in contention for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year titl

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Roy Takes Lead, AOY Race Heats Up At Bassmaster Elite St. Clair

On a day when all eyes were on the most experienced anglers in the sport, a 26-year-old pro from Kentucky stole the show. Bradley Roy, who has never finished higher than third in a Bassmaster Elite Series event, caught five bass that weighed 23 pounds, 3 ounces, during Thursday’s first round. It was good enough to take the lead in the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair. Missouri angler Chad Morgenthaler is just 1 pound behind in second with 22-3, and Alabamian Matt Lee is third with 21-13.

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Timing Might Be Perfect For Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Lake St. Clair

Lake St. Clair is one of the premiere smallmouth bass fishing destinations in the world. But as with most lakes, timing is crucial. If the bass are in transition from the spawning areas to their summer haunts, they can be tough to pin down. If the weather is nasty, certain areas can be virtually inaccessible. A lot can change in a few weeks. But for the moment, it looks like the 108 anglers taking part in next week’s Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair might be hitting the lake at just the right time.

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Atkins Wins FLW Forrest Wood Cup

FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce – the second-heaviest limit ever weighed in the 22-year history of the Forrest Wood Cup – to earn the win at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Over three days, Atkins weighed in 15 fish totaling 59 pounds, 4 ounces to edge out second-place pro Travis Fox of Rogers, Arkansas, by 2 pounds, 9 ounces and win the $300,000 top cash prize. The tournament featured 53 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for professional bass-fishing’s world championship.

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