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#12029909 - 01/09/17 01:51 PM Classic Predictions!!
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With the Bassmaster Classic quickly approaching, I am sure many have their favorites to win this year on Texas' own Lake Conroe. Post your picks here!!!

I'll start with my pick of Keith Combs. Keith has won BIG on Conroe a few times and I really don't think there is anyone who wants it more. Losing the AOY title for 2016 by such a small amount must really hurt to a guy who has won AOY titles at every level of competition but the Elite series. Not that it matters but I have known Keith personally since he started fishing club tourneys in Killeen in the early 90's. We were both members of the Phantom Bass Club at Ft. Hood. He was just a teenager back then but already a guy to contend with. He's known what he wanted in life at an early age and has stayed on that path ever since.

Good Luck Keith!!
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#12029997 - 01/09/17 02:23 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I say Combs also. But don't count out Alton Jones and son. They can work together to ensure one of them wins! I would think a father seeing his son win is about as good as winning yourself (almost).

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#12030034 - 01/09/17 02:36 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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#12030055 - 01/09/17 02:48 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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As much time as he has put in fishing Conroe the past several years, one would think Keith would run away with this thing. That's what everyone thought about Jason Christie on Grand, too.
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#12030059 - 01/09/17 02:50 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Charlie Hartley. His brother lives on Conroe.

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#12030063 - 01/09/17 02:52 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Brent S]
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Originally Posted By: Brent S
Charlie Hartley. His brother lives on Conroe.


Man that would be awesome. Nicest, most humble guy out there. And let's not forget that Swindle and IKE have both done well on Conroe, too. But Combs will be the man to beat. He's gotten more info and spent more time on that lake than anyone.
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#12030088 - 01/09/17 03:03 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Keith has to be the odds on favorite to win, but Iaconelli has had pretty good past success on Conroe as well.

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#12030136 - 01/09/17 03:28 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Going with the Hack and Bobby lane fish

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#12030142 - 01/09/17 03:30 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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#12030149 - 01/09/17 03:33 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Wrangler1]
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Originally Posted By: Wrangler1
Keith has to be the odds on favorite to win, but Iaconelli has had pretty good past success on Conroe as well.


So has Perosnic, so has Christie, so has KVD...

That said,not all of those are in it and KVD has never won a spawn tourney that i can remember...

my top 3 three are

Kombs
Faircloth
Steve Kenedy

Dont sleep on the Jones's though... Alton and Little Alton both and I PROMISE you little Alton has been living down there and fishing it every legal minute...

If I could pick, it I would pick Hack or Kombs



Edited by catslayer (01/09/17 03:36 PM)
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#12030193 - 01/09/17 03:52 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Top 3 in order
1- Bobby Lane
2- Charlie Hartley
3- Keith Combs

Best cranker wins
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#12030204 - 01/09/17 04:02 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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KVD or Hackney, both coming off great seasons
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#12030209 - 01/09/17 04:05 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Top 3 in order
1- Bobby Lane
2- Charlie Hartley
3- Keith Combs

Best cranker wins


best cranker in that group is Kombs
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#12030227 - 01/09/17 04:16 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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#12030249 - 01/09/17 04:29 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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My money is on Combs, but you cannot rule out Clunn either. He cut is teeth on Conroe. So he knows a thing or two about that pond.
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#12030251 - 01/09/17 04:31 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Clunn isn't in the classic unfortunately.

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#12030255 - 01/09/17 04:31 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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KVD wins it

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#12030301 - 01/09/17 04:48 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Chris Lane.... Bam!!!!
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#12030307 - 01/09/17 04:51 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Texasdeepv]
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Originally Posted By: Texasdeepv
Chris Lane.... Pow!!!!

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#12030313 - 01/09/17 04:53 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Brent S]
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your right - it is POW. lol


Edited by Texasdeepv (01/09/17 04:55 PM)
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#12030330 - 01/09/17 05:02 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I watched the toledo bend tournament last night during my workout. He powed a lot in that one.

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#12030365 - 01/09/17 05:34 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Zaldain or Christie.
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#12030453 - 01/09/17 06:26 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Dave Lefevre or Justin Lucas wins. ...Combs finishes 3rd, unfortunately
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#12030560 - 01/09/17 07:14 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I predict that if the weather is hi 50's up, then everything that flies, floats, or f*#$s, within a 100 mile radius, will be on the gd lake...

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#12030613 - 01/09/17 07:30 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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The jet skiers been out if the temp is above 60 every time I've been out fishing. I've been surprised at how many have been out on the lake this winter but it's my first winter on the lake so maybe it's normal.

I hope I can get off work to attend, never been to one before. Sounds Ike a lot of fun.


Edited by C130 (01/09/17 07:32 PM)
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#12030708 - 01/09/17 08:08 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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If weather is normal this will be spawn and post spawn tournament with heavy boat traffic. Could make offshore stuff difficult. I've seen them spawn early February. It's really anyone's tournament. If this was mid February I'd pick combs for the sheer number of piles he has located. Being late March I'd pick post spawn guys like a swindle or kvd

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#12030735 - 01/09/17 08:19 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Im gonna go with Bradley Roy
he sent some time on Conroe Early last week and he had one that was pushing 12 lbs and his dad had one that was pushing 9 lbs
I have also seen on Conroe in the last couple of months:
Skeet Reese
Randall Tharp
Mike Iiconelli
Charlie Hartley
Little Alton Jones
Alton Jones

That's all I can remember

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#12030775 - 01/09/17 08:28 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I remember Keith fishing bass clubs in Waco when he was 16. That kid was all in. He's gonna be hard to beat.

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#12030874 - 01/09/17 09:02 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I'd like to see Palaniuk do well I've seen him out here at the marina in our subdivision the last week or so.

If I was betting I'd put my money on Combs or Ike, got a funny feeling Ike is gonna smash'em here on Conroe again.

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#12031324 - 01/10/17 06:49 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I'll just be glad to see how these guys fish the lake. I have a love hate relationship with Conroe. I get no love, and I hate the lake.
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#12031348 - 01/10/17 07:07 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Any angler could win.....

I will ad this though...

Which boat brand will win the classic?

Team Nitro is my guess.
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#12031353 - 01/10/17 07:10 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Any angler could win.....

I will ad this though...

Which boat brand will win the classic?

Team Nitro is my guess.


Interesting post and observation Steez, by the way, what boat do you have ? hmmm
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#12031469 - 01/10/17 08:21 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Texasdeepv]
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Originally Posted By: Texasdeepv
your right - it is POW. lol


Chris isn't fishing it. Just Bobby.
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#12031563 - 01/10/17 09:20 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Randy Howell! I laugh at everyone that thinks this will be a post spawn tournament. Conroe fish bed from January to May, its just what part of the lake they are in. I believe this will be won mid lake shallow cranking and shallow flipping. there may be some key fish caught deep, but I have fished Conroe for over 20 years and can assure you that there will be a lot of fish still shallow.
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#12032032 - 01/10/17 01:37 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Any angler could win.....

I will ad this though...

Which boat brand will win the classic?

Team Nitro is my guess.


Interesting post and observation Steez, by the way, what boat do you have ? hmmm


Well....Nitro. Haha. But, given that the team has KVD, Edwin, and a lot of other really strong anglers that have won, what, 6 or 7 Elite events last year....that is why I'd pick Team Nitro. Not due to me owning one.
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#12032055 - 01/10/17 02:04 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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#12032063 - 01/10/17 02:08 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Dave Lefebre will be one to watch for sure. Not afraid to run some gnarly stuff on Conroe, i.e. running up to Stubblefield. He's going to put his boat in places others wont consider.
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#12032244 - 01/10/17 03:46 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Any angler could win.....

I will ad this though...

Which boat brand will win the classic?

Team Nitro is my guess.


Interesting post and observation Steez, by the way, what boat do you have ? hmmm


Well....Nitro. Haha. But, given that the team has KVD, Edwin, and a lot of other really strong anglers that have won, what, 6 or 7 Elite events last year....that is why I'd pick Team Nitro. Not due to me owning one.


I knew that just wanted you to fess up. Yep, Nitro has a strong team and every one of them is a serious competitor. Would like a first timer to win though.
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#12032297 - 01/10/17 04:31 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I would like to say some of the guys listed above but they will also have their own armada following them as well fishing after they go. I like Todd Faircloth, he is a hell of an angler, and will have less traffic to contend with as he does it. I would like to see Combs, or Hack or EE again, but I feel pretty good about Todd.

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#12032314 - 01/10/17 04:42 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Don't forget its at the end of march now, but I will go Jason Christie.


Edited by cephusjoe (01/10/17 04:44 PM)
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#12032429 - 01/10/17 06:03 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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If the weather is mild the next 6-8 weeks and the fish are in all phases of spawn, I think it can be won a lot of different ways.

Not sure if Conroe is a good sight fishing lake, but if it is then that opens it up to several anglers that have a keen sense of finding, seeing and being able to catch bed fish.
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#12032521 - 01/10/17 06:54 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: Texasdeepv
your right - it is POW. lol


Chris isn't fishing it. Just Bobby.


Dang it... i like watching the guy fish.

truth be told i like most all of them....
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#12032612 - 01/10/17 07:31 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I won't bet against Combs, but Ike, Lane, and Christie will be right up there.

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#12032639 - 01/10/17 07:38 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Combs. Thereafter I'd like to see G pull one off. Then KVD to round it out.

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#12032665 - 01/10/17 07:52 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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KVD on a 1.5 or 2.5 fishing shallow flats with stumps.

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#12032707 - 01/10/17 08:07 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Doug R.]
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If the weather is mild the next 6-8 weeks and the fish are in all phases of spawn, I think it can be won a lot of different ways.

Not sure if Conroe is a good sight fishing lake, but if it is then that opens it up to several anglers that have a keen sense of finding, seeing and being able to catch bed fish.


It used to be a phenomenal sight fishing lake before they dumped in the grass carp

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#12032741 - 01/10/17 08:19 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Hackney, 68 lbs

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#12032754 - 01/10/17 08:26 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I'd imagine with all the spectator boats, very little sight Fishing will occur. I have a feeling it's going to be a mad house.

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#12032888 - 01/10/17 09:18 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: bccougar]
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I'm pulling for Randy Howell!...and anyone from Texas.

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#12033131 - 01/10/17 11:55 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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#12033434 - 01/11/17 08:34 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Brent S]
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I'd imagine with all the spectator boats, very little sight Fishing will occur. I have a feeling it's going to be a mad house.

Oh man, can you imagine what it's going to be like if the weather is nice and warm. Interesting to say the least

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#12033521 - 01/11/17 09:10 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Conroe can be a great sight fishing lake. I bet I saw 1000 fish last spring in the shallows. Granted, 995 of them were carp. That being said, there are some areas north of 1097 and that have all the potential for sight fishing if there are no significant showers.
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#12033536 - 01/11/17 09:18 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I'm pulling for Swindle, I think it will take some junk fishing to catch them 3 days in a row with all of the pressure.

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#12033761 - 01/11/17 11:22 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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1. Combs
2. Faircloth
3. Powroznik

Honorable Metnion: Jason Christie


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#12033764 - 01/11/17 11:25 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I am gonna go a little bit out on a limb and say Randy Howell and Takahiro will have something to say about who takes home the trophy this year. Takahiro can catch em just about any way possible and Randy has shown in the past 2 or 3 classics, that he will be in contention on the final day. As for who we are rooting for, I would love to see Swindle finally get one just to see his reaction.
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#12034117 - 01/11/17 02:46 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I think this years tournament is going to go to the man who knows how to finesse fish high pressured lakes. My votes are:

Ryan Lavigne- Kind of hard not to vore for the man who destroyed everyone at the Nations National Championship on Conroe in Nov. of last year.

Also- Steve Kennedy is a man who has done well on structure lakes like the west coast lakes.
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#12034452 - 01/11/17 05:29 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I bet this is the last tournament they ever have on conroe. The boat traffic and disrespectful spectators will push them away. Just my opinion
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#12034679 - 01/11/17 07:13 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Having fished there since the 80's and watching what goes on year to year I think its going to primarily won inside of 6-8 feet that time of year. Right near the full moon. If it was right now offshore would do it. By late March the spawn is more the 65% over and most of that primary action will be in the south lake. Sight fishing will play a roll on day 1. They will have a few big ones located. Low boat number on day 1 would be good. I would be surprised if they don't catch a few over 8 the first day sight fishing. Fish will be in spawn, post spawn and post spawn funk. There could be a Shad spawn bite on early but that's usually really kicking off better a couple of weeks later. It's been fleeting the last couple of years. If it's there had someone times the right spot the could catch some good ones off it. Fish are spread out that time of year. Typically one or two of the creeks has a better concentration. It's going to fish smaller day to day. They will have everything found. Most have been there quite a bit. Some have practiced a lot. Some have road with locals that have a lot of experience. I think it comes down to day 3. That should be a grind. The lake will be beat to death by then. Also they have to catch the 16" limit not the 14" the TTBC had. There are a lot of 15.5" fish in the lake.

Tak is a good pick. The way he fished the lake in the Oct TTBC also works in late March. I would think Combs will have to catch them a different way than he did in Oct but he has a lot of lake knowledge. Christie should be up there. Ike is a wild card. He has caught them in the past on very different ways. He might hit something this time but I think he is due to slip.

To me the five to watch are:
Lucas, Lefebre, Tak, Christie, Ehler.

Can't believe I didn't take....Hackney, Herron, Jones, Martens, Powroznik.


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#12034715 - 01/11/17 07:31 PM Classic Predictions!! [Re: ChanceHuiet]
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#12034767 - 01/11/17 07:55 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
I bet this is the last tournament they ever have on conroe. The boat traffic and disrespectful spectators will push them away. Just my opinion


I'm with you 100%. If it weren't for the $$$$$$ Bass wouldn't be there in the first place. Everything is about money and I understand that but the anglers should be #1 in any considerations of tournament sites. If it had been at Rayburn, TB, Grand Lake, Bull Shoals, etc. I would be going. Not going to Conroe under any circumstances.

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I'm sure BASS and the crowds will be disappointed you won't be there. In the next 8 weeks you should really try to think of a few more negative spins you can throw at the lake choice for this year's Classic.

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#12034782 - 01/11/17 08:03 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Doug R.]
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#12034792 - 01/11/17 08:09 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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[quote=ChanceHuiet]I bet this is the last tournament they ever have on conroe. The boat traffic and disrespectful spectators will push them away. Just my opinion


I'm with you 100%. If it weren't for the $$$$$$ Bass wouldn't be there in the first place. Everything is about money and I understand that but the anglers should be #1 in any considerations of tournament sites. If it had been at Rayburn, TB, Grand Lake, Bull Shoals, etc. I would be going. Not going to Conroe under any circumstances.

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I'm sure BASS and the crowds will be disappointed you won't be there. In the next 8 weeks you should really try to think of a few more negative spins you can throw at the lake choice for this year's Classic.

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Your negativity outdoes my negativity by a mile Doug, in fact you're the most negative ???? I've ever had the pleasure of not knowing. If my thoughts, post, or comments upset or annoy you then you are a terribly bored and frustrated ???? to start with. But thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to read and comment on my post.

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LOL at least you did not say BASS or the fans, anglers or sponsors were dumb as a 65+ year old with nothing nice to say about anything it seems.

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#12034801 - 01/11/17 08:13 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Doug R.]
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#12034827 - 01/11/17 08:25 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
I bet this is the last tournament they ever have on conroe. The boat traffic and disrespectful spectators will push them away. Just my opinion


I'm with you 100%. If it weren't for the $$$$$$ Bass wouldn't be there in the first place. Everything is about money and I understand that but the anglers should be #1 in any considerations of tournament sites. If it had been at Rayburn, TB, Grand Lake, Bull Shoals, etc. I would be going. Not going to Conroe under any circumstances.

stir


The locations are about the money and the venues. Crowds on the lake will have little weight in a decision.

They are running a business not a fishing community service. The lake will be just fine. Rough from the boat traffic but they will get by. Plus the weights could be good.
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#12035088 - 01/11/17 10:27 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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#12035539 - 01/12/17 09:35 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I think it is an honor BASS chose a Texas Lake. I think some people have sour grapes because it was Conroe, but I fish a Fed. Nation 130+ boat tournament on it every March along with numerous locals and other high school tournaments and the boat traffic and courtesy is not a problem. Yes there are jerks, but I saw more boat discourtesy in one day on Squaw Creek than all of the Conroe tournaments combined. I am sure there will be plenty of Sheriff and Game Wardens boats on the lake to take care of the clueless boaters.
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#12035546 - 01/12/17 09:38 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Well you will get your chance because the Elites are going to both T-Bend and Rayburn this year. Look me up when you get there.
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#12035608 - 01/12/17 10:06 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I for one am very happy to see BASS hold its SUPERBOWL in the state that has the most BASS members. It only makes sense. Folks are gonna knock or praise Conroe because of their personal experiences on the lake, and unfortunately, from what they hear on forums like this. Yes, the Classic venue almost always comes down to dollars and facilities and Conroe fits that better than any other Texas lake I can think of, other than maybe a few in the Dallas area. Holding it on Conroe does present obstacles, but isn't that what the classic is about? Managing fish, adapting to the environment and changing conditions, overcoming the obstacles that man and nature are presenting? There will be a lot of virtues tested in those 3 days. Its gonna be won by someone who can grind it out and deal with the external pressures.
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#12035616 - 01/12/17 10:13 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: ChanceHuiet]
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Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
I bet this is the last tournament they ever have on conroe. The boat traffic and disrespectful spectators will push them away. Just my opinion


I think you're wrong, Chance. If that were the case, TTBC would not have come here so many times. Same number of anglers, almost the same amount of hype. Most who will "spectate" on Conroe will be local fishermen and some out of towners who want waypoints. Vast majority of those folks will be courteous and try not to interfere with the outcome of the event. I was at every TTBC held on Conroe and stayed with three-four pros who fished in the event, each time. Never once heard a negative word about spectators or crowds from any of them.

Also, all of the festivities centered around downtown and the venue being 40 miles NW of here should also cut down on crowds at the lake.
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#12035669 - 01/12/17 10:32 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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I said this the day they made the announcement. Some how, some way, anglers would find a way to complain about this after having complained forever that BASS hadn't brought a Classic to Texas. It is what it is.

Glad it's here, it will be great and the Pro's will manage the lake and spectators just like they do every year. There's noting "special" about Conroe or unique. It's a lake, they'll fish it, weigh in the fish and crown a champion. The sky isn't falling.

Go enjoy the event or stay home and watch it on live. Super simple.

Oh and KVD wins...

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#12035807 - 01/12/17 11:43 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Mark Jones]
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I said this the day they made the announcement. Some how, some way, anglers would find a way to complain about this after having complained forever that BASS hadn't brought a Classic to Texas. It is what it is.

Glad it's here, it will be great and the Pro's will manage the lake and spectators just like they do every year. There's noting "special" about Conroe or unique. It's a lake, they'll fish it, weigh in the fish and crown a champion. The sky isn't falling.

Go enjoy the event or stay home and watch it on live. Super simple.

Oh and KVD wins...



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#12035956 - 01/12/17 12:45 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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Rick C. Not being there is so wrong. He won a tournament at the start of the year that historically would got him an invite but they changed the format and now a win doesn't mean anything. It's all on a point system
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#12043721 - 01/16/17 04:22 PM Classic Predictions!! [Re: Doug R.]
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#12043722 - 01/16/17 04:23 PM Classic Predictions!! [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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#12043727 - 01/16/17 04:25 PM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Fishspanker]
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I'm with you 100%.

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#12046596 - 01/18/17 07:40 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Mark Jones]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Jones
Glad it's here, it will be great and the Pro's will manage the lake and spectators just like they do every year. There's noting "special" about Conroe or unique. It's a lake, they'll fish it, weigh in the fish and crown a champion. The sky isn't falling.

Go enjoy the event or stay home and watch it on live. Super simple.

Oh and KVD wins...


For the most part every one of these guys have dealt with spectator traffic before, it's not their first rodeo. Some deal with it in very good ways and others will lose more fans due to the way they act. Ike for instance, if spectators get too close he will raise a big stink. He lets small stuff get in his head and psychs himself out. KVD will also yell at the crowds but he does it with a little more tact than do others. I am speaking only of the spectator traffic, the pleasure boaters are different animals. Huge wakes are what many of these boats were designed for, so it does not bother them. These folks have no idea nor do most care that their big wakes annoy the fisherman to the extreme, myself included. If law enforcement will get out on these lakes and uphold the laws as they should, you will see less and less of the BS. I highly expect that during the classic days LEs will be there in force simply due to this being the highly publicized classic. I however will not be on the lake out of respect for the competitors. I don't want to add to their frustrations. I will be in Houston though!!
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#12046624 - 01/18/17 07:56 AM Re: Classic Predictions!! [Re: Bulletman99]
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