Bassmaster Classic 2012: Weigh-in Results and Leaderboard

Michael DixonAnalyst IIIFebruary 24, 2012

Photo Source: Southern Maryland Fishing
Photo Source: Southern Maryland Fishing

The 2012 Bassmaster Classic is underway as the best anglers in the world are all at the Red River in the Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana area for one of the sport's greatest events. 

The man that everyone is trying to beat is Kevin VanDam, or KVD, who is the two-time defending champion and has won four times overall (2001, 2005, 2010, 2011). 

A win from VanDam would break his tie with Rick Clunn for the event's greatest champion. 


Television: The Bassmaster Classic will air on Sunday, March 4 on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m. EST. 

Online: Follow the World Bassmaster Classic live online at

How it works: If you're new to the event, don't worry, it's pretty simple. It starts with 50 competitors. After two days, the bottom 25 anglers are eliminated and the rest continue on to the final day. Fishermen can reel in a haul of five fish per day.

Fish must be alive when they're measured. If not, a penalty is assessed. If a fisherman does not return from fishing at the allotted time, he will be penalized one pound for every minute that he is late. 

What to expect: If an angler can't bring in at least 50 pounds, they're not going to be a serious threat to win this thing. 


Leaderboard (Day 1)

Angler     Weight
Keith Poche 17 lbs, 13 oz
Greg Vinson 17 lbs, 12 oz
Dustin Wilks 16 lbs, 9 oz
David Walker 16 lbs, 8 oz
Ott DeFoe 16 lbs, 6 oz
Chris Lane 16 lbs, 4 oz.
Bobby Lane 16 lbs, 4 oz
Edwin Evers 16 lbs, 3 oz
Jamie Horton 14 lbs, 15 oz
Bill Lowen 14 lbs, 13 oz
Terry Scroggins 14 lbs, 8 oz
Matt Reed 14 lbs, 8 oz.
Greg Hackney   13 lbs, 15 oz 
Aaron Martens 13 lbs, 14 oz
Takahiro Omori 13 lbs, 14 oz
Alton Jones 13 lbs, 13 oz
Keith Combs 13 lbs, 9 oz
Davy Hite 13 lbs, 8 oz
Marty Robinson 12 lbs, 8 oz
Andrew Upshaw 12 lbs, 8 oz
John Crews 11 lbs, 15 oz
Stephen Kennedy 11 lbs, 15 oz
Brent Chapman 11 lbs, 14 oz
Randy Howell 11 lbs, 11 oz
Stephen Browning 11 lbs, 3 oz
Josh Polfer  11 lbs, 3 oz
Kevin VanDam 11 lbs, 0 oz
Alan Glasgow 10 lbs, 15 oz
Timmy Horton 10 lbs, 11 oz
Fred Roumbanis 10 lbs, 10 oz
Tom Jessop 10 lbs, 7 oz
Chris Price 10 lbs, 7 oz
Michael Iaconelli 10 lbs, 7 oz
Jeff Kriet 10 lbs, 6 oz
Fletcher Shryock 10 lbs, 3 oz.
Ishama Monroe 9 lbs, 10 oz
Todd Faircloth 9 lbs, 9 oz
Kevin Wirth 8 lbs, 15 oz
Denny Brauer 8 lbs, 13 oz
Gerald Swindle 8 lbs, 12 oz
John Diaco 6 lbs, 12 oz
Jared Lintner 6 lbs, 8 oz
Dean Rojas 6 lbs, 0 oz.
Mark Tucker 5 lbs, 7 oz
Shaw Grigsby 4 lbs, 5 oz
Matt McCoy 1 lb, 14 oz
Kelly Pratt 1 lb, 13 oz
Casey Ashley 1 lb, 11 oz
Brandon Palaniuk
0 lbs, 0 oz. 


What to Watch for From Now On

Anyone at 14 pounds or more will likely continue what they're doing. They are all in great position to win this thing still, so there is no need to do anything that would put making the cut at risk.

Anyone after that will have no choice but to try something different. Those over 12 are okay to make the cut if they maintain their current pace, but they will be hard pressed to win without changing things up. 

The fish were plentiful in Day 1, as the overwhelming majority of anglers reeled in a full haul of five.

For anyone in the Top 10, it literally may come down to reeling in one big fish. This thing is still wide open.