The 2009 Bassmaster Classic was one for the record books. More than 137,000 fans attended the free, three-day event to watch Skeet Reese claim the winning title and the $500,000 cash prize.

Angler Jimmy Vanden Berg analyzed the bait Reese used during the competition to hook 54 pounds 13 ounces of bass. Vanden Berg is part of Team Rippin’ Lips.

In the following video Vanden Berg discusses the 3/8-ounce white Redemption spinnerbait with a nickel blade and black and blue Berkley Crazy Leg Chigger Craw Reese used to win the competition and predicts which baits will help to win the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.

Photo: Andy Melton

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