BASS/Gary_TramontinaBy Bryan Brasher Before last week’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro on Lake Hartwell, two questions could be heard across Upstate South Carolina from Anderson to Greenville.
First: “Why would anyone fish in 10-degree weather with icicles hanging from docks and boats freezing to their trailers?
And next: “How would they catch anything in such demanding conditions?”
The why was easy. Because it was the Classic, with fishing’s most-coveted trophy and a $300,000 first-place prize at stake.
And now that it’s all over, here’s a closer look at how the world’s greatest anglers caught the fish that placed them near the top of the Classic standings:
Lure that ruled the Classic: The Fish-Head Spin
Whether it was the homemade version hand-poured by champion Casey Ashley’s father, Danny, or the one used by Jacob Powroznik, the simple-looking Fish-Head Spin put a lot of fish in the boat last week on Lake Hartwell. Full Story