Making a run each day into the canal
separating Cayuga from Seneca Lake he found his fish in and
around semi submerged trees in the canal shoreline. His first
day 5 fish limit of 13.76 pounds gave him a 3 pound plus lead
over second place Noel Good, leaving him to only catch 5 keeper
fish the next day to take home the title.
The second day brought more of the
same wind and crowded lake sending Wade back to the canal
again. This trip brought the only double digit limit of the
day weighing 11.03 pounds, giving him a total weight of 24.79
pounds and the 2008 Classic title and $627.50.
Second place went to Joe Abt who move
from a first day 3rd place position, with an 18.90 pound two
day total. Kerry Rice took 3rd place with 17.42 pounds.
The two day tournament lunker was a
4.16 pound largemouth caught by Noel Good.
The remaining classic participants
were Ted Barth, Bob Elliott, Bob Green, Kevin Kuhn and John
by Bob Green