Crews Ready for Classic

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 Feb 20th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Feb 20th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Elite Series pro John Crews is no stranger to playing at the highest level of pro bass fishing.  With multiple Bassmaster Classic appearances and an Elite Series victory under his belt, he is a legitimate contender at any event he fishes.

John Crews (Photo BassFIRST)

For the 2013 Classic, Crews is fairly confident thanks to a productive practice and the calm that comes with fishing previous Classic appearances.

“I feel like Grand Lake is fishing pretty well right now,” said Crews. “My practice was decent overall. I feel like I’ve figured out a few things. I have some decent locations to start with. I feel if I can figure out a couple of little things, I have a chance.

“I’m pretty calm about the whole thing. Of course winning is the goal, but I’ve done this before so I am fairly relaxed.”

Crews feels the only drawback to the event is the location of Grand Lake relative to the arena in Tulsa where the weigh-ins and the Bassmaster Classic outdoor show are taking place.

“It is a 90 mile drive one way between the lake and the where the outdoor show and festivities are being held,” said Crews. “That is going to be hard on fans, families and sponsors. I do think the attendance at the weigh-in and the show are going to be fantastic. There are a lot of diehard tournament fans in Tulsa. It is a great community to hold the Classic.”

If you are interested in checking out some of the baits John Crews uses, check out the Missile Baits displays at the Dicks Sporting Goods booth or the Brannan’s Bass Shop booth at the Bassmaster Classic show.

“We don’t have a stand-alone Missile Baits display, but we are being supported by Dick’s and Brannan’s Bass Shop,” said Crews. “Missile Baits will have displays at their locations.”

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