Pace is 2013 Bassmaster Classic co-leader after first day of fishing

Cliff Pace of Petal and 2003 Bassmaster Classic champ Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J., tied for the first-day lead at the 2013 edition of the world championship of bass fishing on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.

They both brought 21 pounds, 8 ounces to the scales at Tulsa’s BOK Center on Friday, the first of three days of competition for the $500,000 top prize of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa […]


A new VanDam wins Elite Series event on Lake Michigan

Fans of professional bass fishing are used to hearing “VanDam” at the top of Bassmaster Elite Series results, so the winner of this weekend’s stop at Lake Michigan probably wasn’t a big surprise at a casual glance.

Until the first name sank in. Nope, it wasn’t Kevin VanDam; instead, KVD’s nephew Jonathon made his mark yesterday (July 1) by winning the second-to-last regular-season Elite Series stop of 2012 with a four-day total of 79 pounds, 2 ounces. […]


Faircloth remains in control of Elite Series event after three days

Texas pro Todd Faircloth remained in the lead of the Wisconsin Bassmaster Elite Series event after three days, but he was a mere 7 ounces ahead of Alabama’s Aaron Martens with one day of fishing remaining.

Faircloth’s three-day total was 47-11, and Martens had accumulated 47-4 during the Mississippi River event.

“I think I’m in contention to win,” Faircloth said. “I’m in the right areas; I’ve seen some big fish.” […]


Texas’ Faircloth grabs Day 2 lead of Wisconsin Elite Series event

Texas’ Todd Faircloth jumped into the lead of the Bassmaster Elite Series event being held this weekend on the Mississippi River on the strength of a nearly 18-pound second-day bag of bass that was anchored by a 5-pounder.

“That’s the key here. I had a 5-pounder, today and that makes a big difference when you’re talking about mostly 2- and 3-pounders,” Faircloth said. “When you catch a fish like that in an event like this, it takes all the pressure and load off you.” […]