Jordan Lee of Guntersville, AL, wins second consecutive Bassmaster Classic
Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published March 19, 2018
After three magical days on Lake Hartwell, Jordan Lee of Guntersville, AL, now belongs to one of the most exclusive fraternities in professional bass fishing.
Lee, who began Sunday's championship round in 15th place, caught five bass that weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces and won the 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, 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 lot of different techniques."
Brent Ehrler was second with 46.1, while Jason Christie, who lead the first two rounds, finished 3rd with 45.15.