Connell Cruises: Alabama Pro Earns Bass Pro Tour Stage Three Win on Smith Lake - Major League Fishing

Connell Cruises: Alabama Pro Earns Bass Pro Tour Stage Three Win on Smith Lake

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Favorite Fishing pro Dustin Connell cruised to a comfortable win on Smith Lake. Photo by Garrick Dixon. Angler: Dustin Connell.
March 7, 2022 • Joel Shangle • Bass Pro Tour

CULLMAN, Ala. – Heading into the Favorite Fishing Stage Three Presented by Mercury on Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama pro Dustin Connell was on almost everybody’s “must watch” list of favorites to win. For good reason: Connell is one of the most adept spotted-bass anglers in the country, fishing one one of the most prolific spotted-bass lakes in the South.

The Favorite Fishing pro lived up to expectations. Catapulted by a 17-fish first period that accounted for 36 pounds, 7 ounces, Connell grabbed the Stage Three trophy and $100,000 first-place check with 33 fish for 71 pounds, 2 ounces. Jordan Lee finished second with 56-1.

“These are the days we dream about, and to do it on the final day? Unbelievable,” Connell said.

FULL RESULTS

Check back soon for full coverage of Connell’s epic day on Smith Lake.