Skeet Reese

When Will the West Win Again?

When Will the West Win Again?

Another Bassmaster Classic is fast approaching and as I looked back at the event’s recent history I was surprised to learn that the last western winner was Skeet Reese in 2009. As westerners have increasingly established themselves at the top of the Elite heap throughout the regular season and in accumulating AOY titles, there’s been a dearth of big trophy traffic going leftward across the country.

Tucker the Kingmaker

Tucker the Kingmaker

As part of the organization’s 50th anniversary, B.A.S.S. has provided me with an opportunity to investigate and write a series of “Where are they now?” articles chronicling important players from our history. I started with “Randy Dearman and the Birth of Braid” and next I talked to Joe Thomas about his iconic collaboration with the late Tim Tucker entitled “Diary of a Bass Pro.”

Another Way it Probably Won't be Won

Another Way it Probably Won't be Won

Eleven years ago this month, Alabama’s Steve Kennedy went to California and sent what was then a BASS record with a four day catch that weighed 122 pounds 14 ounces.

Eight years and a month later, California’s Skeet Reese traveled to Alabama and earned his eighth BASS win with 92 pounds 11 ounces.