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Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., lands a nice Lake Hartwell bass on the way to winning the Bassmaster Classic. Hometown hero Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell
6180 Views - Posted: February 22 at 6:12 pm

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.


Japanese bass pro Takahiro Omori leads the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell entering Sunday's final day of competition. Omori leads Bassmaster Classic entering final day on Lake Hartwell
665 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:42 pm

The final day of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell is shaping up to be a free-for-all, with a handful of former champions sitting atop the standings with the coveted trophy and $300,000 first-place prize well within their grasp. Takahiro Omori, a Japanese angler who now makes his home in Emory, Texas, caught five fish that weighed 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday and claimed the lead going into Sunday’s final round with a two-day total of 31-11.


Casey Ashley enters Sunday's final day of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in fifth place, less than two pounds out of the lead. Ashley bags second-straight solid limit, is fifth entering final day of Classic
1423 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:29 pm

There’s four fishermen and one bass standing between Casey Ashley of Donalds and the Bassmaster Classic championship. The four fishermen are Takahiro Omori, Dean Rojas, Mike Iaconelli and Randy Howell. The one bass is the big one he hasn't caught yet.


Dean Rojas of Arizona leads the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell through the first round. Arizona pro burns up frigid Lake Hartwell for first-round Bassmaster lead
1087 Views - Posted: February 20 at 8:14 pm

Doesn’t it just figure that after the coldest day in the history of the Bassmaster Classic, four anglers from warm, sunny climates are sitting atop the standings?


Casey Ashley of Donalds puts a Lake Hartwell bass in his boat in the Bassmaster Classic. Ashley pleased, Montgomery disappointed after Bassmaster Classic opener
1652 Views - Posted: February 20 at 7:53 pm

South Carolina’s two members of the Bassmaster Classic field had widely differing views of how Friday’s first day of the tournament on Lake Hartwell went.


Bass pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg was wrapped up like a mummy for Wednesday's final practice day for this weekend's Basssmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell. Bassmaster Classic pros will be fighting the weather as well as Hartwell's bass
859 Views - Posted: February 19 at 4:42 pm

Besides bass and each other, the pro fishermen who kick off competition in the Bassmasters Classic on Lake Hartwell on Friday will have another opponent: Mother Nature.         


Bass pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg and other fishermen are getting in a few more practice days before Lake Hartwell goes off limits on Jan. 1. Pros are getting in a last few practice days before Hartwell goes off limits
1404 Views - Posted: December 29, 2014 at 8:09 am

With less than 60 days until the Bassmaster Classic rolls into Lake Hartwell, many of the pros fishing in the tournament are taking advantage of the last few days of practice time before the lake officially closes to them on Jan. 1.


Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg won the BASS Southern Open on North Carolina's Lake Norman on Saturday. Blacksburg pro wins BASS Southern Open
1071 Views - Posted: October 04, 2014 at 7:45 pm

South Carolina bass pro Andy Montgomery sacked his third solid limit of bass on Saturday and won the BASS Southern Open on North Carolina's Lake Norman with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 10 ounces.


Bass pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity won the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup and its $500,000 first-prize money by having a backup plan for Lake Murray last week. Backup plan pans out for Gagliardi in FLW win
1015 Views - Posted: August 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

In 2008, bass pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity had a pattern he thought would produce the kind of fish he needed to win the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. But heavy rains before the tournament raised the lake level, ruined his plans and left him a disappointing 48th on his home lake.


Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity won the FLW'S Forrest Wood Cup  on Lake Murray by a single ounce on Sunday. Hometown hero Gagliardi wins FLW championship on Lake Murray
1473 Views - Posted: August 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Finally, it was Anthony Gagliardi's turn on Sunday. The bass pro from Prosperity, fishing on his home waters of Lake Murray, won the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup and its $500,000 first-prize money by a single ounce.


Brent Ehrler leads Bryan Thrift by three ounces entering Sunday's final round of the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Ehrler, Thrift separated by three ounces atop FLW leaderboard
1053 Views - Posted: August 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

On Saturday's third day of the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup championship tournament on Lake Murray, the cream rose to the top. Past champion Brent Ehrlers of Redlands, Calif., and past FLW Angler of the Year Brian Thrift of Shelby, N.C., hold the top two spots, separated by just three ounces, and two South Carolina pros are in the top five.


David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., knocked down a five-fish limit weighing 17 pounds, 14 ounces, to take the FLW Forrest Wood Cup lead on Lake Murray. Virginia pro Dudley takes FLW Forrest Wood Cup lead on Murray
1308 Views - Posted: August 14, 2014 at 7:17 pm

David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., has the reputation of always being a contender in tournaments where fishing is expected to be tough. So it's no surprise that after the first day of the FLW Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray out of Columbia, Dudley finds himself leading the 45-man field by better than 3 1/4 pounds.


Bass pro Davy Hite says fishermen in the FLW's Forrest Wood Cup might have a tough time on Lake Murray this week. Hite predicts it will take a versatile angler to win FLW event on Murray
1045 Views - Posted: August 11, 2014 at 8:18 am

Bass pro Davy Hite said that when the FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship kicks off this week at Lake Murray, the winning fisherman is not likely to be a one-trick pony.


Weighed several hours too late to win the Thirsty Fish Shark Tournament, this 14-foot tiger shark was still the biggest hit at the dock. Enormous tiger shark caught out of Edisto
53311 Views - Posted: June 17, 2014 at 7:07 am

This past Saturday, Frampton Ferguson and his crew won the Edisto Shark Tournament out of Edisto Island with a massive, 482-pound tiger shark. Little did they know, a shark almost three times the size of their winner was headed to the dock – just not in time for the tournament’s deadline.


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