For those of you following the 2012 Bassmaster Classic all the way from this side of the planet, here is a recap of the tournament by our guest contributor World Fishing Network.
The 2012 Bassmaster classic was an interesting fishing contest. Even though it was held in the Red River outside of Shreveport, LA it was cold, which made the fishing difficult. However, the 45 professional anglers tried to give it their best bass fishing performance.
The angler that stepped up and won the tournament was Chris Lane of Guntersville AL, but at the end of the first day he was only in 6th place with the five fish total of 16lbs. 4oz. His final day, Lane caught his largest fish at 6lbs 10 oz. his overall 3 day total was 51 lbs. 6 oz., which was not bad considering the conditions.
It was Lanes first Bassmasters classic win, but his second Bassmaster tournament win for 2012 ensuring him a place at the 2013 Bassmasters classic in Oklahoma at the Lake O’ the Cherokees, a huge reservoir on Neosho River.
Alabama anglers made an excellent showing at the classic this year. The second place winner was Greg Vinson from Wetumpka Alabama with the three day total of 47 lbs. 15 oz. Vinson put up a good battle and stayed neck and neck with Lane thought-out most of the tournament.
The third place winner was Keith Pouche of Pine Road, Alabama with 45 lbs. 15 oz. for his three day total.
Lane used primarily two lures to win his $500,000 first place purse. His favorite lure is one called a Luck “E” Strike G4, a tube with a surprise inside. It has a new inner laminate of a contrasting chartreuse color (which Lane helped design) and the tube’s tentacles flash alternating colors on the fall.
His second favorite lure was a Gambler Ugly Otter lure. This three-paddle soft plastic seems to work well in clearer water where he would cast it slowly.