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DRESSING FOR COLD WEATHER WITH EDWIN EVERS

Edwin Evers explains how he stays warm during cold weather events like in the 2015 Geico Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.

75 days until the Classic

75 days until the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic... Who's in the 2018 Classic?

Edwin Evers' mid season thoughts

Edwin Evers joins Ronnie Moore as they talk about the month off from Elite Series competition, ICAST and the rest of the 2017 season.

MLF to debut live stream

Fans of Major League Fishing events will be able to get a taste of the competition live this weekend.
Viewers will be able to watch a live stream of the 2018 Summit Select beginning at 7:55 a.m. EST on Sunday, May 7. A live stream will also be available on May 8-9.
To access the live stream, visit

Read more: http://bassfan.com/docktalk_article/17269/mlf-to-debut-live-stream#.WQ9z...

A new champion

What I thought might happen on Day 3 of the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK's Sporting Goods didn’t, but what did happen was pretty extraordinary.

I wasn’t able to make up the ground I needed to win back-to-back Classics. It turns out I was right about what it would take to win, but I just couldn’t get there. I’d love to have a do-over. The fish I had been catching so fast on the first two days, weren’t taking the bait as well in the final round, and I struggled. I only caught two keepers and fell well short of my goal for the day.

Jordan Lee, on the other hand, had a career day with 27 pounds, 4 ounces to come from 15th place and win. In a lot of ways it was like my final round in last year’s Classic, so I felt like I understood what he was going through. We all know that Jordan is an extraordinary talent, but I don’t think anyone saw that coming, especially after his tough Day 1, when he had just 8 pounds.

As the defending champion, I got to hand the Classic trophy off to Jordan and watch him celebrate with his parents and brother, Matt. It was a moment I’ll never forget. Winning the Bassmaster Classic changes your career, and for such a talented angler to win at such a young age (25) is very impressive.

Jordan has a busy year ahead of him, and I expect that he’ll make the most of it. If I had any advice for him, having just gone through the same experience, I would tell him to make the most of every opportunity. Use those opportunities not just to benefit yourself, but also the sport.

As the Classic champion and especially because he’s young and came out of the college program, Jordan is going to influence a lot of young and new anglers — many of whom want to follow in his footsteps. I think there’s a lot of responsibility in that role, and I believe he’s up to the task.

Attend the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic

OUTDOOR EXPO PRESENTED BY DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
The Bassmaster Classic Expo will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas from March 24-26.

B.A.S.S.’s largest expo ever
See the latest, greatest equipment and gear
Get up close and personal with all the big-name pros including Rick Clunn, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Jimmy Houston and Hank Parker
Prizes, giveaways and deals on merchandise
Military Appreciation Day - Friday, March 24 (Bring your military I.D. for discounts and official Bassmaster hat.)
Daily Admission: Free

Location
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

The Classic is almost here

The 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is almost here, and I can hardly wait.

During the practice period, I’ve grown to love Lake Conroe. It seems like anything can happen on any cast. You could come up empty or you could catch a giant. I haven’t caught any of those giants in practice, but I’ve seen enough to know they live here, and you can’t argue with what lives in a lake.

The extended forecast for the Classic looks interesting. Friday and Saturday are calling for thunderstorms and wind. Sunday should be clear and windy. There will also be a new moon on Monday, so that could bring in another wave of spawners. Right now, the water temperature is 65 to 70 degrees. Just how all of this will influence the fishing is the $300,000 question — the prize for the winner.

With so much happening with the weather and moon phase, I really think this is going to be a thinking angler’s tournament. I’ll be surprised if it’s won in a single area or on just one or two baits. To win, an angler is going to have to roll with the punches and make better adjustments than the rest of the field. To a degree, that’s always true, but this year even more so.

Dick Faurot And Edwin Evers

Dick Faurot and Edwin Evers head out to Grand Lake. Fishing's Super Bowl gets started Friday just outside of Houston.

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