The Bassmaster Classic will be upon us in no time and I am ready for it! After seeing what many companies will be unveiling at the event there is no doubt that this year’s Classic will be one to rememeber.
If you are unable to make it to the event I’m sure you have been all over the internet and reading all about it. A week or so ago I got an email telling me to make my picks for the Classic, at first I did a hasty selection, but then I took the time to break it down, this is how I decided who to pick.
The obvious pick here in Kevin, and if you don’t know why I will just assume that you are new to the world of fishing and leave it at that, wouldn’t want to ruin the KVD research for you. Personally I opted to pick Aaron Martens. Martens has appeared in 12 Classics, placing 2nd in 4 of them and top 10 in 7. I would like to see Aaron get the win he has earned; hopefully he shines during this year’s Classic.
Brent Chapman is fresh off of a win so the momentum is in his favor. In the 2009 Classic Brent placed 27th on the Red River which should give him a solid handle on the body of water. In the same Classic current UV Tightlines teammate Bill Lowen placed 23rd through the momentum isn’t on his side he may be an angler to watch.
The easy choice here is Denny Brauer, the guy should never be counted out. Denny usually has a strong showing on rivers and he knows the Red River. I opted for Mark Tucker though based on his 11th place finish at Lewisville. After a hard tournament like that where only a select few anglers brought in fish Mark should have a field day on the Red River.
With the Assassinator Baits connection I went for Dustin Wilks. Wilks has 118 Bassmaster events to his name, 15 of which are Classic appearances. In 2009 Wilks placed 44th he is going into this Classic with a grudge. If you want to play things safe the choice for you may be Shaw Grigsby or Casey Ashley, both of these anglers are well versed on river systems.
In this group I went for Allan Glasgow due to his history in Bassmaster. Glasgow only has 11 tournaments under his belt with 5 times being in the money, one of those being a win. Another possible angler to watch for is John DIaco, his FLW profile is small but he does boast a win in The Bass Federation.
Be sure to get your picks in for the Classic before the 24th of February and join the Bad Poncho Fantasy Fishing group!