Brock Mosley of Collinsville started the 2021 Bassmaster Classic in mid-June slowly, bringing in only four fish on the first day on Lake Ray Roberts near Houston, Texas.
But he rallied the next two days and finished fifth, winning $25,000 and catching the biggest fish on the tournament’s final day.
Mosleys’ three-day catch of 42 pounds was eight pounds behind winner Hank Cherry of North Carolina, who won his second-straight Classic title after winning in 2020 on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
Mosely opened with four fish weighing 8-10 on the first day, June 10. The second day, he brought in a 5-fish limit weighing 14-5. On the final day, he weighed in the day’s biggest sack, a 19-1 limit that included the day’s big fish, 6-8.
Mosley has continued to rise in the rankings of the top Elite Series Pros the past two years, finishing fourth in this year’s BASS Angler of the Year race. In addition, he finished second at Pickwick Lake and on the Sabine River in 2021 Bass Elite Series tournaments that preceded the Classic, originally scheduled for March but moved to June by COVID considerations.
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