I wanted to discuss the Bassmaster Classic since we’re all in limbo waiting for the first weigh-in on February 21st. I know ever since I was a little kid I would wait all year for this week and as I grew up that never changed.

This is history – This is 3 days out of 365 that will forever have a place in history. I don’t know about you, but that gives me goose bumps just thinking about it! Fishing is the coolest sport for so many reasons, but I think the unpredictability of it makes tournaments pretty darn awesome.

My buddies and I have a bet going where we pick 5 anglers and whoever has the most in top 25 wins – the pot is winning weight. If only these were blue marlin weights, I could walk out of this sitting pretty. I’m no professional bass follower and I do pick fisherman for silly reason like – “well I just like him”.  This is just a fun game I encourage everyone to take part in. Fishing and Hockey are the only sports I follow, so of course I’m going to make a bet for the fishing super bowl!

So, here are my top 5 along with why I have chosen them.

aaron martens

Aaron Martens

It would be almost half silly of me not to add Aaron into my top 5. He is an exceptional fisherman and has done well on Guntersville. I definitely like the way things look for him and know with those 14 classic appearances the man definitely has the experience needed to take this home.

todd faircloth

Todd Faircloth

This is where my money would be if I could only chose one person. Todd has done consistently well in all 11 classic appearances two of which being on Lay Lake. He’s a very consistent fisherman on all the lakes in Alabama – with Guntersville being an exception. I would be pretty stoked to see Todd take this, I think he has plenty of experience and is overdue for a win.

brandon palaniuk

Brandon Palaniuk

Other than Brandon being on fire the last 3 years, I’m having mixed emotions with him on this lake. I fully believe he could win any classic on any lake and it’s not a matter of him putting his mind to it, because clearly that’s where he is. I think he knows how to look for something different and apply it. I’m going to choose him of course, because I like him and know he could make it happen.  It would be pretty cool to see him win against a bunch of guys who are long-term veterans of this lake.

richard howes

Richard Howes

I always pick a rookie and Richard is going to be my rookie for the classic. He’s from Florida, basically 2 hours from me and it would be a sin to not cheer on a local. This is a huge deal for anyone, but I’m stoked to have a rookie from Florida taking on the championship! Yes, it’s a long shot, but I like my odds.

chris lane

Chris Lane

I feel like I’m half way cheating by picking Chris, but then again this is fishing and he knows the lake well enough to psych himself out being overly confident. I don’t know, maybe you can’t be overly confident, but people tend to over think a lake they know so well. That’s just my experience from watching bass fishing and being a bass fisherman myself. Of course, this is why I don’t pick locals, but my gut tells me to go with Chris as my last choice!

I would love to hear you thoughts on who you think will win or at least place in the top 25.
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  1. Picking a winner is very hard, just like this past Super Bowl. The Broncos where as close to a shooo-in as there ever was but they never showed up. Will KVD show up? That’s the question.

    • You’re right Michael, so many variables to consider. But it sounds like you’re picking KVD if you had to choose? Always a solid bet.