5 key Classic patterns

For the last 10 years or so, the patterns of the top five finishers in Elite Series events have been covered in detail on several web sites. This year that's changing, right here on Bassmaster.com and partner BassGold.com.If you want to know why, the simple reason is that pattern information is important and valuable, especially when it comes from Elite anglers, and doubly so when it involves the No. 1 bass fishing tournament of all time, the Bassmaster Classic.Also important is the fact that the Nos. 6-10 finishersusually are pretty close in weight to the top five. At the recent Red River Classic, only 2 ounces separated fifth and seventh, and only 1-3 separated third from seventh.