Combs on Top at TTBC
Oct 4th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Oct 4th, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Conroe, TX – Deja vu, sort of, all over again for Strike King pro Keith Combs.
Combs won the 2011 Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Conroe out of Conroe, TX and this year on the same lake he leads the field (comprised of Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW
Tour and PAA pros) with 24 pounds 8 ounces. Three pounds back is Toyota/Berkley pro Mike Iaconelli with 21 pounds 8 ounces.
Speaking of Deja vu, Iaconelli finished second to Combs in 2011.
Combs digs TTBC
“This is my Classic,” said Combs. “There is the Bassmaster Classic, but this is the event I look forward to fishing each year. On the Elite Series we fish 8 events and the Classic and sometimes are on water you don’t know and don’t feel comfortable on. On this lake, I always feel I have things figured out.
“I had an exceptional day today. I like to run-and-gun and power fish. That’s what I did today. I moved around a lot. You never know when you’re going to bust a big bag here. I weighed in five fish from five different spots.”
Ike wants to beat Lake Conroe
“This is an amazing event,” said Iaconelli. “Just to be in the position to possibly make the last day and have a shot at winning is amazing. Just being around these anglers, heroes of the sport is terrific. I know Combs is leading this again, he is an expert here. I guess I just want to chase him down.
“I don’t want to beat Keith Combs, I want to beat this lake.”