Jordan Lee Third Angler With Back-to-Back Bassmaster Classic Wins

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Jordan Lee now belongs to one of the most exclusive fraternities in professional bass fishing.Lee, who began Sunday’s championship round in sixth place, caught five bass that weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces and won the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods with a three-day total of 47-1.

Lee, who won last year’s Classic on Lake Conroe, Texas, joins fishing legends Rick Clunn and Kevin VanDam as the only anglers in history to win the Super Bowl of professional bass fishing two years in a row. “That part of it hasn’t set in for me,” said Lee, who pushed his career earnings with B.A.S.S. past $1 million with the $300,000 Classic win. “I’m still just freaking out. “It was just a perfect week for me. I caught fish on five different baits and a lot of different techniques.” 

Once again, he hit the jackpot on the final day.“Today, I went in the back of this one little pocket and the water was 57 degrees,” he said. “I caught a fish — probably my biggest one of the day — and then it turned out there were bass under every dock in there.“They were swimming around by my boat. It was just loaded.”

Alabama pro Mark Daniels Jr. won $2,500 for catching the Berkley Big Bass of the week, a 6-11 largemouth he caught on Day 1.  

 

The top 10:

Angler          Hometown                                    No./lbs-oz  

Jordan Lee Grant, AL 15 47-01 0 $300,000.00 Day 1: 5 18-10 Day 2: 5 12-02 Day 3: 5 16-05 

2. Brent Ehrler Redlands, CA 15 46-01 0 $50,000.00 Day 1: 5 17-08 Day 2: 5 12-05 Day 3: 5 16-04 

3. Jason Christie Park Hill, OK 14 45-15 0 $45,000.00 Day 1: 5 20-14 Day 2: 5 16-06 Day 3: 

4 08-11 4. Matt Lee Guntersville, AL 15 43-15 0 $30,000.00 Day 1: 5 14-01 Day 2: 5 12-08 Day 3: 5 17-06 

5. Jacob Powroznik North Prince George, VA 15 43-04 0 $25,000.00 Day 1: 5 15-04 Day 2: 5 13-00 Day 3: 5 15-00 

6. Ott DeFoe Blaine, TN 15 42-13 0 $22,000.00 Day 1: 5 16-08 Day 2: 5 13-05 Day 3: 5 13-00 

7. Jacob Wheeler Harrison, TN 15 42-13 0 $21,500.00 Day 1: 5 16-01 Day 2: 5 14-10 Day 3: 5 12-02 

8. Casey Ashley Donalds, SC 15 42-12 0 $21,000.00 Day 1: 5 15-00 Day 2: 5 15-05 Day 3: 5 12-07 

9. Aaron Martens Leeds, AL 15 42-09 0 $20,500.00 Day 1: 5 14-02 Day 2: 5 13-03 Day 3: 5 15-04 

10. Gerald Swindle Guntersville, AL 15 42-02 0 $20,000.00 Day 1: 5 15-13 Day 2: 5 15-07 Day 3: 5 10-14

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