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COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s a tight tournament on Lake Murray, and Elite anglers say the waning blueback herring spawn and Friday’s sunny conditions are the reason for the lack of separation on the leaderboard.

After Day Two of the Evan Williams Bourbon Carolina Clash, less than 4 pounds separate leader Fred Roumbanis and fifth-place angler Rick Clunn. Jami Fralick, the Day One leader who fell to 10th place Friday, only needs to make up a little more than 4 pounds to catch up to Roumbanis.

“In any tournament, but this one especially, one big fish can carry you a long way,” said Casey Ashley, who sits in second place with 30-1, trailing Roumbanis by half a pound. “The only thing that separated me from some of the others was a couple of quality bites. That’s what you’ve got to contend with here.” Complete Story

Elite Series Angler Casey Ashley has been on the Costa Del Mar team since 2007, however, this year they have signed him to the title spot. With this position comes a Costa-wrapped Triton boat, Costa Jersey, and Costa Sunglasses with the 580 lenses. Ashley typically wears Costa’s Corbina and Harpoon frames with 580 green mirror and 580 copper lenses. As Ashley says, “I’ve been a fan of Costa’s for a long time, and not just because their sunglasses let me see the fish more clearly. Costa practices what it preaches when it comes to protecting the sport I love, and I’m proud to be a part of their team.” In recent events, Ashley has taken 18th in the Elite Series Sunshine Showdown in Tavares, FL, as well as a 10th place finish in the Elite Series Citrus Slam that just concluded this weekend on the St. John’s River. He currently has six more Elite Series events lined up through June. In addition to Casey Ashley’s success as an Elite Series Bass Angler, he has also experienced success in his musical career by performing live on the Costa Stage at the Bassmaster Classic back in February, as well as recording music in Nashville, Tennessee. Be sure to check out his song “Fisherman“ on the Casey Ashley website if you have a chance, I was thoroughly impressed. Keep an eye for more news from Costa Del Mar; their sponsors are currently tearing it up in both the fishing and music industries. Read More
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Costa sunglasses recently signed on as the title sponsor for Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley. The news comes as Ashley prepares to compete in the 2011 Elite Series, starting with The Sunshine Showdown Mar. 10 - 13, in Tavares, Fla.

This is Ashley's fifth year competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, with nine Top 10 tournament finishes to his name. He has been a member of Costa's pro staff since 2007. This year, as title sponsor, Costa will custom wrap Ashley's Triton boat and Toyota Tundra, as well as design his tournament jerseys. Ashley wears Costa's Corbina and Harpoon frames with 580 green mirror and 580 copper lenses. Read Complete Story

Casey will be rerecording fisherman ( to get full rights to it) and recording 4 new songs this week. Stay tuned for the new songs soon!

Casey Ashley hopes to make some waves in Music City this year as he adds the finishing touches to a country music demo album. He hopes this abbreviated album will positively affect professional fishing, as well as get him some work on Music Row in Nashville, Tenn.

In the meantime, though, the Elite Series angler will be featured on the Costa stage at the New Orleans Arena Friday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. CST. His show is scheduled just prior to weigh-in, and is free of charge. Read More

BAKERSFIELD, Mo. — Jewel Bait Co. announces the signing of Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley to its pro staff.

Ashley enters 2011 as his sixth season of fishing the BASS tournament trail. Over the course of the 54 events he's fished to date, the Donalds, S.C., angler has had nine top 10 finishes, including a win on Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake. The earnings during his young professional bass fishing career have already neared the half million dollars mark. Read More

Mercury/Nashville recording artist Randy Montana and Casey Ashley have signed on to perform live, free concerts from the Costa stage for thousands of fishing fans filling the New Orleans Arena during the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. The Bassmaster Classic is set for Feb. 18-20 on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans, La. Read More
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Casey fills us in on what it’s like to perform well in front of a hometown crowd, his future as an aspiring country musician, and this week’s Triton owners tournament at Kentucky Lake.

Z-MAN: How good did it feel to finish in the top 10 on your home lake - Clarks Hill?

CASEY: Oh man, it feels really good. It’s a place I’ve spent a whole bunch of time. It’s pretty much where I cut my teeth in tournament fishing, and I actually caught my first bass at Clarks Hill. So I’ve got a lot of history there, and I’ve put in a lot of time there. You just have such high expectations to do well. Especially after the first day when I came in and only had 8 pounds, I was pretty disgusted, but it all worked out. I’ve never seen that lake fish that tough. Read More

Triton BASS Pro and Bass Elite Angler and Country Singer Casey Ashley backed by the Great River Road Band will perform a concert during Thursday's dinner at the Triton Owners Tournament. Casey who is an up and coming star on the BASS Tour also has been offered a career as a country singer. For those of you who have not heard Casey sing you are in for a real treat as he has as much singing talent as he does fishing talent. Concert is scheduled for 4:00 PM CST and will last until dinner is over. Mandatory rules meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

For the Triton owners who have not registered yet for the TOT, you have until May 15 to get your registration in. Do not miss out on this great event! Click Here

Ashley spent most of the day within sight of Williamson. His confidence for day 4 is buoyed because he thinks Williamson's primary area is about out of big fish, whereas his own has the capability of kicking out a huge stringer.

"If they cooperate, I can catch 20 pounds, no problem," he said. "I'm not wishing (Williamson) bad luck or anything, but he won't catch them tomorrow.

"I saw every one he caught today except that big one. I don't know where he got that one." Complete Story

“You always dream of fishing the Bassmaster Classic on your home lake, but to be able to win it on your home lake? This is a dream come true.” 
Casey Ashley
Casey does not imitate or mimic country. He defines it.

He has ridden the back roads from rural Carolina all the way to victory lane of the Bassmaster Classic, leaving many people wondering who Casey Ashley is and what the secret is to winning the world championship of bass fishing.

Born and raised in Donalds, S.C., Ashley’s blood is as red as Piedmont clay and when he speaks you can hear the easy, confident flow of the Savannah River in his voice.

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