After painfully getting edged out of the top spot in the 2006 Bassmaster’s Classic by a mere 6 ounces, Auburn CA’s Skeet Reese put the final feather in his professional career Sunday by winning the 2009 Classic on the Red River in Bossier City, LA.
Reese sacked 16 pounds, 12 ounces on the final day to beat 2003 Classic champion Mike Iaconelli by 11 ounces. For the win, Reese fished a 3/8-ounce Lucky Craft Redemption spinnerbait and a Berkeley Crazy Legs Chigger Craw. For his efforts, he collects a check for $500,000 — bringing his career earnings to nearly $2 million!
I’m sure it was us posting a photo of his pimped out F650 tow rig last week that gave Reese the good karma and propelled him to the win! What’s that, Skeet? Oh, our cut of the prize money is in the mail? Sweet, thanks!