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Classic Time...will mean DECISION time
“Saving the best for last”, just might prove to be the best strategy for anglers to deploy while fishing in the most prestigious and certainly the most challenging event of the year - the 2018/2019 Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic, which will be held March 8-10th on New Melones Reservoir and Lake Camanche.
And the challenge is both straight forward and complex, as only 100 qualifyng Classic teams will gear up to fish for two days at New Melones, an impoundment noted for producing world-record spotted bass, followed by the third day and final day, where after 85% of the field is eliminated, only 15 teams will travel northwest in hopes of finding Classic gold on Lake Camanche, a lake that holds monster largemouth bass.
March on New Melones can be "lights out", and Powell Rod president Keith Bryant can attest to that fact as he - not so long ago, caught the world-record spotted bass at New Melones reservoir in the early spring. And the best bet for anglers is to key on the areas where both spotted bass and big largemouth will be moving up to spawn. But as with any lake, the gamble to hunt for big fish, at the expense of securing a decent two-day limit of smaller - but easier to catch bass, could be a major mistake, and cost a team the opportunity to move on to the final day championship round on Lake Camanche.
Powell Rods President Keith Bryant (left)) caught this world record spot at New Melones reservoir and Lonnie Owens Sr. (right) holds Lake Camanche's largemouth record
So what to do? ...That will be the decision only for each qualifying team to make as it is exactly these type of challenges that help develop angling champions... and we shall see who has what it takes come Classic week!
Good luck to all, and congratulations Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic qualifiers!