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Tuesday Evers On Life With E2

Tuesday Evers, wife of Edwin Evers (E2), make their home in Talala, Oklahoma with their two children Kaylee and Kade. Much like the other wives, Tuesday wears many different hats, now including a pecan business hat. This is a blessed family who makes sure that they stay connected. According to Edwin, “FaceTime makes travel a lot easier” for him, but nothing is as good as coming home. BS: Tuesday, what roles do you play in Edwin’s fishing career? TE: “I try and take care of the business side of Edwin's fishing career; from contracts, to insurance, scheduling of events, website, etc. Anything to help take the load and pressure off of him a little.” BS: How does it feel being the wife of one of 56 anglers fishing in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic? TE: “It's exciting of course! They work so hard and to see them living out their dream of competing in the Bassmaster Classic is the best. It's an exciting week from the get go and the atmosphere of this tournament is different than all the others.” BS: When you are sitting in the arena and Edwin’s song plays, you see his truck drive in, him sitting in his boat and he starts to step on stage, what goes through your mind? TE: “You can't help but smile and feel a since of pride for him.” BS: How well do you sleep the night before the start of the Classic? How well does Edwin sleep? TE: “We both laughed at this question. We tend to go to bed really early all the time and the night before the Classic is no exception. Our 16 year old daughter makes fun of us all the time at how early we go to bed.” BS: Tell readers about the Edwin Evers you know….

Megabass to support Edwin Evers "Healing Heroes in Action Tour"

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers and performance automotive and marine battery manufacturer OPTIMA® Batteries are launching a new effort to raise awareness and funds for America’s combat-wounded Purple Heart veterans and their needs, as well as heal their physical and emotional wounds. Together with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA), Evers and OPTIMA Batteries will kick off the “Healing Heroes in Action Tour” on March 14, 2015, before the official practice period for the Sabine River Bassmaster Elite Series event in Orange, Texas. The tour will continue with four more events coinciding with Evers’s travels on the tournament trail. At each event, Evers will partner with a combat-wounded Purple Heart veteran identified by WWIA to compete in a head-to-head fishing contest. The two-man challenger team will be selected by an online auction held on Evers’s Facebook page. Tour stops include the following dates

The Classic from my perspective

As you certainly know by now, the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro was a disappointment for me. The problem started at Media Day — the day before competition began — when it was announced that we'd be starting late. You see, my best pattern involved fishing deep early in the morning. The late start meant that my key bite would be over by the time we launched. That was very bad news, and I wasn't happy about it. Unfortunately, I made things even worse by not adjusting once we were on the water. I had three pretty solid patterns going in — a crankbait pattern, a deep water pattern and a boat dock pattern. After losing a couple of hours due to the late start, I never gave any of them enough time or enough of a chance to catch a decent bag. I hurried when I needed to slow down. Instead of trying to maximize the time available, I tried to cram a full eight-hour tournament day into less than six hours. It didn't work … and it got worse from there. There was a dock where I just knew I could catch a 5 pounder. I had seen her in practice, and I felt like I could make her bite on the first cast. At the end of the day, I decided to run to the dock, catch the 5 pounder (a game changer on Hartwell) and hurry to check-in. When I got to the dock, she didn't bite on the first cast … or the second … or the third. Now I was running out of time, and there were several bridges with no-wake zones between me and check-in. I ran as fast as I could, but I didn't give myself enough time and ended up a minute and 15 seconds late. That translated into a 2 pound penalty. Instead of weighing 9-4, my small limit weighed 7-4. It was a disastrous start. I still thought I could get back into the hunt … maybe a top 10 finish. All I needed was a strong Day 2. I decided I was going to fish my best pattern — the dock pattern — and try to salvage my Classic.
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The Classic from my perspective

As you certainly know by now, the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro was a disappointment for me. The problem started at Media Day — the day before competition began — when it was announced that we'd be starting late. You see, my best pattern involved fishing deep early in the morning. The late start meant that my key bite would be over by the time we launched. That was very bad news, and I wasn't happy about it. Unfortunately, I made things even worse by not adjusting once we were on the water. I had three pretty solid patterns going in — a crankbait pattern, a deep water pattern and a boat dock pattern. After losing a couple of hours due to the late start, I never gave any of them enough time or enough of a chance to catch a decent bag. I hurried when I needed to slow down. Instead of trying to maximize the time available, I tried to cram a full eight-hour tournament day into less than six hours. It didn't work … and it got worse from there. There was a dock where I just knew I could catch a 5 pounder. I had seen her in practice, and I felt like I could make her bite on the first cast. At the end of the day, I decided to run to the dock, catch the 5 pounder (a game changer on Hartwell) and hurry to check-in. When I got to the dock, she didn't bite on the first cast … or the second … or the third. Now I was running out of time, and there were several bridges with no-wake zones between me and check-in. I ran as fast as I could, but I didn't give myself enough time and ended up a minute and 15 seconds late. That translated into a 2 pound penalty. Instead of weighing 9-4, my small limit weighed 7-4. It was a disastrous start.
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Casey Ashley wins hometown Classic with dad's homemade baits

On Sunday evening at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Casey Ashley completed a journey that began more than three decades ago and seemed to drag on forever these past few weeks. The 31-year-old South Carolina native, who has lived just a few miles from Lake Hartwell all his life, caught five bass that weighed 20 pounds, 3 ounces to cap a moving victory in the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro on his home waters with a three-day total of 50-1. The weight was enough to help Ashley past Florida pro Bobby Lane, Jr., who finished second with 46-15, and Texas angler Takahiro Omori who placed third with 44-3. The end of the weigh-in meant Ashley could finally take a deep breath after seven weeks when the lake was mostly off-limits due to B.A.S.S. rules and when virtually everyone he saw wanted to talk about him being the favorite to win. “I worked a show in Greenville at the TD Convention Center (in mid-January), and I bet I thought about the Classic 50,000 times while I was standing there,” said Ashley, who won the event on his sixth try. “My first Classic was here (in 2008), and ever since then I’ve been saying I’d like to have that one back. “I wanted to win so bad here at home, and I had a long time to think about it. It was pretty rough.”
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Expo: Day 3 photos

Expo: Day 3 photos
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Evers, Mustad join forces

When Edwin Evers hits the water in the Bassmaster Elite Series this year he will be fishing as a member of Team Mustad. Heading into his 16th professional season, Evers is one of the most successful and popular anglers in Bassmaster Elite Series and will compete in his 14th Bassmaster Classic this week. “We are extremely excited to have Edwin join our team," said Mustad sales manager Steve Tagami. “He has built a great career and following with a record of accomplishment that speaks for itself. His personal reputation is top notch, and there is a tremendous amount of mutual respect and appreciation between Edwin and his fan base. He loves to educate and it really shows in the quality of his seminars, articles, and videos. Edwin just gets it done.”
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Opening Day Countdown' TV series premieres Monday on Outdoor Channel

You can fish every day of the year, right? Unlike many outdoor pursuits, fishing doesn’t have a set season for many of us. “But we all know when it’s time to go fishing,’’ said Mark Zona, host of The Bassmasters television show and Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show. “For most of my adult life, at the end of the (Bass Pro Shops) Spring Classic, I knew it was time to be on the water somewhere.” That is the case for many fishing fans. That’s why Bass Pro Shops, Bassmaster and Outdoor Channel are unofficially, officially declaring this week the countdown to the opening day of fishing season. That declaration comes with an unprecedented amount of fanfare. The most impressive of that fanfare is Opening Day Countdown, a series of seven television shows that will air nightly, beginning Monday night (11:30 p.m. EST), on Outdoor Channel. Hosted by Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona of The Bassmasters television show and Kevin VanDam, 4-time Bassmaster Classic Champion, the show will air a new episode every night this week through Sunday, flowing seamlessly into Bassmaster Classic week.
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Five Spot: Edwin Evers

If you think Edwin Evers fished his first tournament out of a top-of-the-line bass boat, you’d be mistaken. His first rod and reel wasn’t exactly the latest in technology either.

4 facts you need to know about the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic

The basicsFishery: Lake Hartwell, South CarolinaCompetition dates: Feb. 20, 21 and 22Takeoff location: Green Pond Landing                           Anderson, S.C. Takeoff time: 7 a.m. ET First flight check-in: 3 p.m. ET Weigh-ins and Outdoors ExpoWeigh-in and Outdoors Expo host: Greenville, S.C.Weigh-in location: Bon Secours Wellness ArenaWeigh-in time: Doors open to the public at 3:15 p.m. ETBassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo location: TD Convention CenterExpo hours: Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 a.m. to noon (media, Life Members & B.A.S.S. Nation)                                             Noon to 8 p.m. (general public)                    Saturday, Feb. 21: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.                    Sunday, Feb. 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Practice informationPractice period: Feb. 13-15, 2015Classic practice restrictions: Classic waters are open to 2015 Classic contestants for three days, beginning at safe light and ending at dusk, Friday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. No boats are allowed on Lake Hartwell at night.Classic waters off limits: As of 12:01 a.m. ET on Jan. 1, 2015, contestants cannot be on the water or get information about the fishery.Classic format

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