Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. The life-changing career high of winning the Bassmaster Classic is more than any bass fishing angler could ask for. A $500,000 pay load for the competitive sport of fishing., and sponsors who stay in the background and support your every move, are every anglers long-range ambition. Cliff Pace Petal, Mississippi (his 5th Bassmaster Classic tournament) is now a member of the B.A.S.S. Millionaires Club.
Winning the Bassmaster Classic a strong sense of personal honor and integrity
Man versus fish. Cliff Pace forged ahead with sharp perception and intelligence. Paces Classic lures were Jackall Baits a Soul Shad, Jackal DD Cherry crankbait in crawdad, and a Squad Minnow, and for the deep channeled banks, a half-ounce B & M Football Jig with a V&M Twin Tail trailer in green pumpkin, dipping the trailer in orange dye for greater visibility on Grand Lake.
In a fishing tournament nothing is ever handed to you
What Pace felt may have been perceived as weakness by others ended up being his strengths. Pace was disciplined not to take anything for granted in the competitive sport of bass fishing. On the third day he went five hours without a fish, consider the stagger. Pace was on the inside lane way ahead of the field before the starting gun went off. The only advantage is psychological after all it’s a battle of the ounces and at any given moment it can be anyone’s race, and he still had to fish the distance. Incredibly and endlessly proud of his accomplishment, “This is a gift I will always cherish,” Cliff Pace is the 43rd Bassmaster Classic Champion of 2013. (see press conference video)
- Ianconelli and Pace neck and neck day 1 Bassmaster Classic
- Cliff Pace pulls out ahead of the pack today Bassmaster Classic day 2
- Cliff Pace is the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion
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