Bassmaster Classic


Fri July 10, 2015

LSU Shreveport, Northwestern State anglers vie for collegiate title

LSU Shreveport angler Justin Gaskin reeled in a 22-pound muskie during a practice round Tuesday on Lake DuBay.
Credit James Avant

Four teams of anglers from LSU Shreveport and Northwestern State University are in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, competing in the collegiate national championship. They’re up against 85 teams from around the country representing 60 colleges.


The full field of teams started casting Thursday. The top five teams will compete for the national championship title Saturday. Four teams will advance to a three-day, bracket-style tournament and fish until a final weigh-in Tuesday. They’re vying for a spot in next year’s Bassmaster Classic in Oklahoma.

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Thu February 16, 2012

Bassmaster competitor remembers his Natchitoches roots

Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., hails from Natchitoches, La. He'll compete in 12 bass fishing competitions this year. It's his first time to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.
B.A.S.S. Bassmaster

Bassmaster Classic fisherman Keith Poche fondly recalls fishing on Cane River Lake and feels like a hometown favorite in the Classic field that includes anglers from 22 states. 


The competition gets under way Feb. 24.


Fri January 13, 2012

Collegiate angler prepares for Bassmaster Classic

Courtesy of B.A.S.S.

Andrew Upshaw graduated from Stephen F. Austin State. He is the first collegiate angler to compete in the "Super Bowl" fishing competition, the Bassmaster Classic in Bossier City, Feb. 24-26.