Originally published of on WesternBass by Jody Only -With the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell nearing, one Classic berth remains open. The angler that will claim the golden ticket to the epic event this coming February will be decided next week at the inaugural Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship (BTC) on DeGray Lake in Arkansas.
In the running for the single Classic slot is each member of the NorCal team of Marc Crutcher, Lakeport and Ken Mah, Elk Grove.
The pair finds themselves fishing the upcoming four-day BTC event on DeGray after competing in this year’s qualifying U.S. Angler’s Choice (USAC) Team Trail and their Region #1 Team Championship on Clear Lake.
Crutcher and his USAC team partner – Greg McCosker – won the Team Championship, held this past Sept. 27 -28; however due to reasons undisclosed McCosker was unable to accompany Crutcher to the next step on the Classic ladder at DeGray. “It was a great opportunity for Greg and I; but he couldn’t make it happen,” said Crutcher.