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Strike King Pro Luke Estel of Murphysboro, Illinois pulled off a win in the USA Bassin' Nitro Classic, held on Kentucky Lake, April 16 and 17, 2011. Estel and partner Josh Jackson had a two-day total of 32.77 lbs. to win the tournament over the second place team that had 32.14 lbs.
The team concentrated on their practice areas on Barkley Lake and managed to find enough quality fish to come home with the trophy and a Nitro Z-8 boat with a Mercury Optimax outboard. "We caught good fish all week long and found enough quality areas to catch enough to win," Estel said. The duo used Strike King Series 5 Crankbaits, a Denny Brauer Flipping Tube and a white Strike King Premier Pro Model Spinner Bait.
Congratulations to Luke on the win and look for Luke to be featured in next week's Strike King Journal with a full recap of the tournament.