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SC pro Casey Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, his home lake

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a homerun on Sunday, fishing on his home water, to the cheers of an adoring, hometown crowd, winning the Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of better than 20 pounds.

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February 22 at 7:15 pm
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Five winter bass-fishing lures you need to try

February can be a tricky month to fish bass, but Strike King bass pro James Niggemeyer doesn’t have the option to sit home and wait for more-stable conditions. So he has found lures produced by his sponsor that will produce bites from fish in late-winter and prespawn patterns.

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February 22 at 7:00 am
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Takahiro Omori owns Bassmaster Classic lead after Day 2

The final round of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic promises to be exciting, with less than 4 pounds separating the top 10 anglers.

Going into the finale, former Classic champion Takahiro Omori moved into possession of the lead after weighing in 16 pounds, 11 ounces today to give him a two-day total of 31-11. But that's only 2 ounces ahead of Day 2 leader Dean Rojas.

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February 21 at 8:27 pm
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Mississippi anglers rally in 2015 Bassmaster Classic, fail to advance

For two of the three Bassmaster Classic qualifiers from Mississippi, the second day of the event on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell was a big improvement. For the third, well, it was an experience.

Unfortunately, none of the Magnolia anglers made the top 25 cut, so their Classic is over.

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February 21 at 6:25 pm
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How to hook a minnow

While fishing a Crappie Masters tournament several years ago, an observer asked veteran angler Whitey Outlaw about the way he hooked a minnow on his jig.

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February 21 at 7:00 am
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Rojas takes Day 1 lead in 2015 Bassmaster Classic

The 2015 Bassmaster Classic kicked off this morning with tempeatures hovering at about 10 degrees at Lake Hartwell, officially making it the coldest B.A.S.S. championship on record.

But if the frigid weather affected the anglers you can't tell by the weights turned in after the first day of competition.

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February 20 at 8:04 pm
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Jones leads Mississippi contingent in 2015 Bassmaster Classic

It took three bass pros from Mississippi to come up with one five-fish limit in today's first round of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. Even more unfortunate? Only two of them contributed.

B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Teb Jones of Hattiesburg had the best day of the Magnolia State’s contingent with three bass that weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, putting him in 33rd place in the three-day tournament.

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February 20 at 6:54 pm
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Tips from a crappie killer

Part of Glynn Lavergne’s secret to success with slab crappie has to do with the very sensitive tackle he uses to entice fish.

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February 20 at 12:00 pm
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Hunter shoots 10-pointer with four distinct antlers

With a nickname like ‘Bone,” it just makes sense that Seburn Coker would be the guy to shoot a buck with four antlers - and lots of bone - protruding from its skull.

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February 20 at 8:00 am
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Elias, Pace, Jones prep for frigid Bassmaster Classic

Paul Elias feels like he’s found the fountain of youth, Teb Jones doesn’t know what to make of all the snow and ice, and Cliff Pace is just glad to be in Greenville, S.C., for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic that opens tomorrow on Lake Hartwell.

That pretty well sums up the feelings of the three-man contingent from Mississippi that will head out in search of a big chunk of the $1.05 million purse over the next three days.

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February 19 at 4:46 pm
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 19 at 12:00 pm
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 7:00 am
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Christmas Day yields 15-point Hinds County rack

You’ve got to give Doug Miller credit for being brave, if not crazy.

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February 18 at 3:00 pm
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Biloxi man catches world record lionfish

Jason Jones had thoughts of big game fish — tuna, amberjack, wahoo and maybe even vermillion snapper — when he went fishing last weekend in the Gulf of Mexico.

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February 18 at 7:00 am
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Best bets for February bass

F ebruary is a schizophrenic month, with temperatures often fluctuating wildly and winds howling from every direction from fronts of the coldest month of the year.

But that doesn’t mean fish won’t feed, and Louisiana’s Cliff “Cajun Baby” Crochet has learned a few tips that helps him keep fish coming across his gunnel.

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February 17 at 7:00 am
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Ole Miss law student lands huge Upper Sardis WMA bass

Jordan Mathews can’t remember the brand of the 4-pound monofilament line, nor when he filled the spool of the spinning reel on his flimsy, ultra-light 5-foot rod.

But, he’ll always remember the big bass he caught with it on Jan. 29 while fishing from his kayak on a blustery afternoon in North Mississippi. 

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February 16 at 12:00 pm
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