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Classic Final 25 Breakdown

1. Luke Clausen

LURE — 6-inch Mann's Hard Nose Worm and Junebug, 3/16-ounce weight

DEPTH — 3 to 5 feet of water

AREA — Fished down in Kissimmee the whole time

TECHNIQUE — Fishing very slow and thorough through isolated patches of pads

2. Rick Morris

LURE — Chatterbait and War Eagle Spinnerbait

DEPTH — 3 to 5 feet

AREA — Little cuts of vegetation in the Lower Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Casting, pitching, flipping and slow rolling

3. Ron Shuffield

LURE — Black Gambler Cane Toad and Stanley Ribbit

DEPTH — 3 feet or less

AREA — North end of Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Throwing both on 65-pound Spiderwire test, over holes in hydrilla

4. Terry Scroggins

LURE — Zoom prototype Crawdad, Zoom Trick Worm, Humdinger

DEPTH — 2 to 5 feet

AREA — Fished all the way around Lake Kissimmee and Lake Toho

TECHNIQUE — Flipping in pads

5. Kevin VanDam

LURE — Stike King Premier Plus Spinnerbait

DEPTH — Shallow, a foot or less

AREA — Lake Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Throwing around channel grass, Kissimmee grass, and reeds

6. Preston Clark

LURE — Zoom Pumpkin Seed Critter Crawl

DEPTH — About 2 feet

AREA — Mouth of Goblet's Cove on the left side (where he caught record fish)

TECHNIQUE — Mostly sight-fishing

7. George Cochran

LURE — Stike King Rubber Frog and plastic worm

DEPTH — Mostly in about 3 feet of water

AREA — A lot of matted grass and thick reeds

TECHNIQUE — Pitching worm to holes of grass

8. Kevin Wirth

LURE — Strike King Zero (VanDam gave to him) and Shaky Head Gulp! Worm

DEPTH — 2 to 3 feet of water

AREA — Lake Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Keying on bonnets, and throwing at arrowhead leafs

9. Jimmy Johnson

LURE — Homemade Jimmy Johnson swimming jig

DEPTH — 1 feet to 2 feet

AREA — Fishing hydrilla on Lake Kissimmee in the North Cove area

TECHNIQUE — Swimming it

10. Larry Nixon

LURE — Berkley Sinking Minnow (specifically designed for the Classic)

DEPTH — Fish in 2 to 3 feet of water

AREA — Fished on the south end of Lake Toho

TECHNIQUE — Throwing and using a really light sinker or really heavy one depending on the wind

11. Edwin Evers

LURES — Stanley Ribbit

DEPTH 2 to 5 feet of water

AREA — N/A

TECHNIQUE — Throwing to grass beds

12. Dean Rojas

LURE — Made by Angler's Arsenal called the Troublemaker

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 to 5 feet of water

AREA — Lake Toho

TECHNIQUE — Sightfishing

13. Jeff Coble

LURE — Zoom Black Sapphire Mag 2 plastic worm

DEPTH — Shallow water

AREA — Mostly on Lake Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Casting, Texas-rigged style

14. Tommy Biffle

LURE — Sweet Beaver and Ribbit Frog

DEPTH — 1 to 3 feet

AREA — Fishing mostly Lake Toho and the north end of Lake Kissimmee in grass, reeds and lily pads

TECHNIQUE — Reeling the Sweet Beaver and casting the Ribbit Frog

15. Ish Monroe

LURE — Reaction Innovation Penetration Sweet Beaver

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 to 4 feet of water

AREA — South end of Lake Kissimmee on very heavy grass mats, final day went to Lake Hatchineha

TECHNIQUE — Flipping Team Diawa Flippin' Stick

16. Davy Hite

LURE — 10-inch Berkley Power Worm, homemade spinnerbait

DEPTH — 2 to 4 feet

AREA — Lake Kissimmee and all-around depending on the weather condition

TECHNIQUE — Pitching and slow rolling

17. Aaron Martens

LURE — Gamakatsu Baits, Mr. Smith hard plastic

DEPTH — Anywhere from 2 to 5 feet

AREA — Mainly offshore on Lake Toho

TECHNIQUE — N/A

18. Mark Tucker

LURE — Team Supreme Spinnerbait, Peter T Classic Spinnerbait, Horny Toad,
Green Pumpkin Viper Tail Zoom Worm

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 to 3 feet of water

AREA — North end of Lake Toho in Gator Grass and arrowhead leaves
TECHNIQUE — Flipping the Viper Tail Zoom Worm to Gator Grass, throwing the
Team Supreme Spinnerbait while letting it hit and stop then reeling it in;
running the Horny Toad next to the arrowhead leaves

19. Jeff Kriet

LURE — Zoom Bright Trick Worm

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 1/2 feet to 4 feet

AREA — Fishing pads on the south end of Lake Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Pitching a 3/16-ounce weight on a 15-pound test line

19. Greg Hackney

LURES — 3 1/2-inch Strike King Pepper Frog Baby Beav

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 1/2 feet to 3 1/2 feet

AREA — Lake Kissimmee and Lake Toho

TECHNIQUE — Flipping in reeds and bull rushes

21. Rick Clunn

LURE — Trickster Spinnerbait

DEPTH — About 3 feet of water

AREA — Lake Toho

TECHNIQUE — Slow rolling

22. Scott Rook

LURE — Berkley Sinking Minnow and a Senko

DEPTH — 1 foot

AREA — Isolated clumps of arrowhead leafs on the west side of Lake Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — N/A

22. Jay Yelas

LURE — Watermelon 4-inch Berkley Power Tube

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 to 2 feet

AREA — Usually around holes in the hydrilla within two miles of Lake Toho Marina

TECHNIQUE — Sightfishing to bedding fish

24. Gerald Swindle

LURE — Candy Bug Zoom Trick Worm

DEPTH — Needed to be 3 to 4 feet of water

AREA — Fished around the Goblet Cove area most of the time

TECHNIQUE — Pitching it around isolated reeds

25. Skeet Reese

LURE — Berkley 10-inch Power Worm

DEPTH — Anywhere from 1 1/2 feet to 5 feet of water

AREA — Arrowhead grass mixed with Kissimmee grass on the east bank of Lake Kissimmee

TECHNIQUE — Flipping Texas-rigged with 3/8-ounce weight