KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic is underway on the Tennessee River, and after one day of competition, a handful of early leaders stand out. Hometown hero Ott DeFoe is in the lead after weighing a 20 pound bag, but a slew of competitors are hot on his heels. FTR spoke to DeFoe and the rest of the field this week to see which lures they’d be throwing at this year’s Super Bowl of bass fishing, Here’s what they had to say.
FTR‘s Ken Duke, who has spent decades covering the Bassmaster Classic in detail like no other, takes the reins as a slew of experts—from former Classic champion Edwin Evers to former U.S. Open champ Jared Lintner and even Bassmaster Magazine editor James Hall—break down the baits that might be a factor this week. Check out the video above and let us know what your pick is.