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The Ike Foundation® attended the Bassmaster Classic this past weekend in Greenville, SC. Attendance was record setting with almost 155,000 people enjoying the Outdoor Expo. Many children joined their parents to walk the halls of the Greenville Convention Center, scooping up fishing items; rods, reels, tackle, etc. but most importantly to spot a Bassmaster Elite series Pro. As Jason Christie was fishing Lake Hartwell and securing his place in history as a Bassmaster Classic Champion, Mike Iaconelli and The Ike…

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Welcher Takes 2nd

Team 13 Fishing Pro Kyle Welcher went into the 52nd Annual Bassmaster Classic with odds of 40:1 to win it. By the end of day two he had fished his way to a dead even tie with Jason Christie, a seasoned veteran who has been fishing professionally since before Welcher even had a driver’s license. Christie, a favorite to win fishing’s biggest event, had his odds set at 4:1. Staying true to his poker player mindset, in an interview prior to…

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Jason Christie Wins Classic

Yamaha/Xpress Boats® pro angler Jason Christie is the 2022 Bassmaster Classic® Champion. The 48-year-old pro from Park Hill, Okla., who narrowly missed the Classic title twice in the past, started Sunday’s final round in first place and caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces to win the 52nd Classic. His three-day total was 54 pounds even, only 5 ounces better than the angler who finished in second place. The event drew a record 154,932 fans. “Honestly, when I was…

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Female Angler Holds St. Croix Fishing Rod

Having the blues is never a good thing, unless, of course, you’re a bass angler with a deck full of St. Croix Legend Tournament Bass rods. Introduced some 17 years ago and consistently refined and expanded over the past decade, this coveted collection of technique-specific casting and spinning rods quickly grew to become a favorite of performance-minded bass anglers seeking an elite combination of St. Croix materials and technologies. The Rebirth of a Legend Building on its expanding and proprietary…

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Gamakatsu USA will attend the 52nd annual Bassmaster Classic, the world’s most prestigious professional bass tournament, in Greenville, South Carolina with competition on nearby Lake Hartwell. The 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk will be held for the fourth time at scenic Lake Hartwell, March 4-6, with takeoffs from Green Pond Landing & Event Center in Anderson, S.C. The 56,000-acre man-made reservoir situated between Georgia and South Carolina and encompassing portions of the Savannah, Tugaloo and…

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