|In the type of dramatic fashion only found on tournament fishing’s biggest stage, Kyle Welcher secured the hot seat after dethroning Blaylock with a total weight on 53 lbs. 11oz.|
But in the end, the former professional poker play turned bass pro got beat on the river by the seven time Bassmaster Classic veteran, Jason Christie, who weighed in at 54 lbs. even. A margin of only 5 oz. made the 2022 Classic one of the tightest competitions in Bassmaster history.
At only 29 years old with two Elite Series seasons under his belt, Kyle has a very bright tournament career ahead of him. With seven more tournaments this season, the odds for the next Classic are yet to be determined. We have a feeling that the smart money has Welcher on the shortlist for future Bassmaster Classic Champions.
Be sure to checkout Kyle’s Instagram and subscribe to his YouTube Channel to follow along on his journey, and while you are there, drop him a comment and congratulate him on a great finish at the toughest tournament there is.