Ehrler Widens 2017 Bassmaster Classic Lead

Brent Ehrler maintained his lead after two rounds of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, Texas.

Bassmaster Classic logo

Ehrler, who caught a 9-pound, 12-ounce largemouth as part of a 23-3 first-round total on Friday, boated 20-1 on Saturday for a 43-4 total and a two-pound lead entering Sunday's final round,  according to reporting by Game & Fish's sister publication Bassfan.com.

Second-place Dave Lefebre caught a 20-11 bag Saturday, giving him a two-day total of 41-01.

Ehrler and Levebre are the only anglers to have caught limits weighing more than 20 pounds in both rounds.


2017 Bassmaster Classic Leaders

from BassFan.com

1. Brent Ehrler: 43-04


2. Dave Lefebre: 41-01

3. Edwin Evers: 39-00

4. James Elam: 37-13

5. Bradley Roy: 37-10

6. Mike Iaconelli: 37-08

7. Kevin VanDam: 36-03

8. Steve Kennedy: 33-02

9. Justin Lucas: 31-07

10. Drew Benton: 31-0

Defending Classic champion Edwin Evers moved up to third place with 39 pounds.

The three-day tournament continues Sunday morning on Lake Conroe, a 21,000-acre reservoir on the San Jacinto River near Houston.

Take-off from Lake Conroe Park begins at 7:20 a.m. CT. Weigh-ins are scheduled at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Gates open at 3 p.m. CT. Actual weigh-ins begin at 4:30 CT. Admission is free.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Abu Garcia Virtual Rod with Bluetooth

Abu Garcia Virtual Rod with Bluetooth

Pure Fishing's Andrew Wheeler tells Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead all about the brand new Abu Garcia Virtual rod that integrates Bluetooth technology through a free ANGLR smartphone app.

MLF Pro Tips: Go-To Baits for the Spawn

MLF Pro Tips: Go-To Baits for the Spawn

Major League Fishing pros talk about the first lure they choose when targeting spawning bass.

Mustad

Mustad's New Tungsten Weights

Long known as one of the world's premiere hook makers, Mustad's Reid McKinstry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that the company is now one of the leaders in making tungsten terminal tackle products for anglers.

Simms

Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor Hoody

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products helps OSG's Lynn Burkhead understand the new features of the new Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor sun protection hoody.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Here are the 10 most common reel performance problems and how to fix them. Reels

10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

Anietra Hamper

Here are the 10 most common reel performance problems and how to fix them.

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near anything that fits in their mouths. Catfish

5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton - September 16, 2015

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options. Catfish

12 Great Catfish Baits

Jeff Samsel

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options.

While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows the biggest pike come from Europe. Records

Top 10 Biggest Pike World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - August 19, 2015

While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows the...

See More Trending Articles

More Bass

Learn why and when to use each in this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight. Beyond the Bait

Baitcasting vs. Spinning: Choosing the Right Bass Combo

Game & Fish Digital Staff

Learn why and when to use each in this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight.

Catch giant post-spawn bass by locating one of their favorite foods. Bass

Stalk Bluegill Beds for Monster Bass

Ken Duke - April 22, 2020

Catch giant post-spawn bass by locating one of their favorite foods.

Utilize these expert buzzbait tips to catch more fish—and have more fun—in May. Bass

‘Perfect Storm' Lure: The Buzz on Bass

Ken Duke - April 22, 2020

Utilize these expert buzzbait tips to catch more fish—and have more fun—in May.

Learn how selecting the right line is critical to catching bass in this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight. Beyond the Bait

Mono, Fluoro, Braid: Which Fishing Line is Best & When?

Game & Fish Digital Staff

Learn how selecting the right line is critical to catching bass in this episode of Beyond the...

See More Bass

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now