Record crowds and a rare repeat at Bassmaster Classic
Super Sunday, indeed.
With a three-day total of 47 pounds, 9 ounces, Alabama’s Jordan Lee became the third-ever back-to-back Bassmaster Classic winner, rallying to claim top honors in the three-day event at Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C.
Lee began the last day (Sunday, March 18) in sixth place, but landed a Sunday total of 16 pounds, 5 ounces to win the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods by a pound over Brent Ehrler.
Lee, who won last year’s Classic on Lake Conroe in Texas, joins Rick Clunn and Kevin VanDam as the only anglers to win the Super Bowl of professional tournament bass fishing in consecutive years. The victory was worth $300,000.
Minnesota’s Seth Feider, of Bloomington, was 18th in the 52-angler field at 38-15, good for $13,000.
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The event, which started with Fan Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 15, reportedly shattered attendance records, with a total attendance of 143,323 at one or more of the activities, according to various sources. The previous record reportedly was 137,700 at Shreveport, La., in 2009. The 2017 event in the Houston area drew 115,000 attendees.