Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C. has stayed very consistent over the first two days of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic. For many of the other anglers, the overall fishing dropped off on day two, helping him to charge from 14th place to 8th place going into Championship Sunday. His day two limit weighing 15-pounds, 5-ounces gives him a total weight so far of 30-11, just over six pounds out of the lead.
Casey Ashley took top honors the last time the Bassmaster Classic was held at Lake Hartwell, but the Donalds angler fell a little bit short this time around, finishing in eighth place with a total three-day weight of 42-pounds, 12-ounces.
Greg Hackney’s 15th Bassmaster Classic didn’t end the way he wanted it to. The Gonzales native didn’t make the cut to fish day three of the event at South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, finishing in 35th place with a two-day total of nine fish weighing 22-pounds, 13-ounces.
Caleb Sumrall of New Iberia is living the dream, fishing in his first Bassmaster Classic, where he currently sits in 30th place at the end of day one of the three-day event. His day started off well, catching a nice keeper early in the morning at the Lake Hartwell, S.C. event.
For the most part, Jason Williamson’s first day of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, S.C. went as planned, and his five-fish limit weighing 15-pounds, 5-ounces has him in an 11th place tie with Dustin Connell of Alabama. His biggest fish was around four pounds.
About a week from now, thousands of fishing fans will be converging in Greenville and Anderson, S.C., to take part in the biggest event in sportfishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Bradford Beavers of Ridgeville, S.C. was the only angler in the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake to catch a 5-fish limit on day three of the tournament, and that pushed his total weight for the event to 45 pounds, 12 ounces, which earned him his biggest win of his young career.
Amateur bass anglers from the U.S. and nine foreign nations will compete next week on Lake Hartwell in a tournament that will be the ultimate test of their fishing skills.
The event is the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors. The competition is Oct. 19-21 with the tournament based in Anderson, S.C.
Thanks to FLW Fishing for this report-
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Brandon Cobb led the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup after day two on Lake Murray, and he started day three with high hopes of capturing his first Cup victory. It wasn’t in the cards for the young Greenwood, SC angler though, as he managed to catch only four keepers and finished in third place with a total three-day weight of 54-10.
Greenwood, SC’s Brandon Cobb leads the 2017 FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. He jumped into the lead with a sack of five keepers that weighed over 19 pounds, his second bag in a row that weighed just shy of 20 pounds. His total weight going into day three is 39 pounds. […]
Four anglers from the Carolinas are currently in the top 10 of the 2017 FLW Forrest Wood Cup after the first day of competition on Lake Murray. Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama leads the field with 21-5, even after being penalized for having one dead fish.