GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 14) — With the esteemed 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell drawing ever closer, pro angler Mike McClelland is anxious for his chance to make history.
“When you talk about the Bassmaster Classic,” McClelland said, “especially with GEICO becoming the title sponsor last year, the urgency for me to finally win one of these makes it that much greater. This is probably the ultimate goal every angler puts on his list at the beginning of the year. Angler of the Year is important, but winning the Classic is the most prestigious title you can win in this occupation. [..]
The Rod Glove has just added three new Elite Series Pros to their already impressive pro staff list. Joining the team for 2015 are Jordan Lee from Alabama, Paul Mueller from Connecticut and Chad Morgenthaler from Illinois. These three new pros will join current Rod Glove pro staffers Dave Wolak, Brent Erhler, Greg Bohannan and the one and only Gerald “G-Man” Swindle. [..]
If you live anywhere in the country (except where the lakes are all frozen over), wintertime is one of the best times of year to target suspended fish. People seem to forget that fish still feed a lot in the winter, they just don’t feed as often. They really don’t have to: the bait is all grouped up this time of year, the shad kill is going on, and that turns fish into really opportunistic feeders. [..]
Three Time FLW Tour Angler of the Year, Forrest Wood Cup Champion and the FLW’s all-time leading money winner David Dudley is a bass fishing coach. [..]
Since the beginning of the Bassmaster Elite Series, Jeff Kriet has hovered around the top of the field and was considered one of the veterans to watch out for. He was often the odds on favorite to win and has logged an impressive list of top 12 finishes.
His accomplishments on the Elite Series put him among some of the best to have ever fished. However, three missed Bassmaster Classic appearances and finishing 47th in this year’s AOY points race could have you wondering, “Where did the Jeff Kriet of old go.” [..]