Each of the top three Bassmaster Classic winners are relishing in their tough-earned victories. While everyone analyzes and over-analyzes their plan of attack, the World Fishing Network asked the top three final finishers to describe their experiences at the Classic and how they’re all feeling inside.
First – Chris Lane
Finishing in first place with a total three-day bass weight of 51 pounds 6 ounces was Chris Lane of Guntersville, Alabama. This year is only the second time he’s qualified for the Classic and first time Lane won. He came in 49th in 2008.
Second – Greg Vinson
Vinson, of Wetumpka, Alabama, is celebrating his Bassmaster victory along with celebrating his new fatherhood. Just three weeks before the tournament, a baby boy was born to the angler’s wife. His boy will have someone to be proud of.
Third – Keith Poche
The angler from Pike Road, Alabama took third place with a final weight of 45 pounds 15 ounces. Even he seemed a little surprised in the following video interview post-tournament. “I knew I had a good bag, I didn’t think it was that good,” Poche says.
Read the full article of Classic winners on the Bassmaster Classic website.
Photo: Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau
Video: World Fishing Network