Lewisville, Texas — Lake Ray Roberts will be filled with the best fishermen in the world when the Bassmaster Classic, a super bowl of fishing, hits the water this weekend.
And Deion Sanders isn’t one of them.
The former Dallas Cowboys were just one of the celebrities who took part in the Bassmaster Celebrity Fishing Tournament on Wednesday at Lake Lewisville prior to Friday’s main event.
Sanders is joined by another former cowboy Marcus Spears, the famous Sheryl Swoopes basketball, country singer Jimmie Allen, and country duo Madi Andte.
Sanders didn’t interview, but he had a lot to say to Swoops.
“Look at her nails,” exclaimed Sanders, pointing at Swoops’ well-groomed hands. “Do you think she plans to touch the fish with those claws?”
Forget the fish. Like Sanders, all celebrity anglers threw a lot of bait before casting the line.
“I plan to win when the boat hits the water with me,” Spears said.
“He’s a former Cowboys fan, so he’s used to promising high and achieving low,” Allen joked.
Growing up fishing in Delaware, Allen doesn’t hate cowboys. He just wants to win.
“Someone has to lose and I don’t want it to be me,” he said.
Spears says it’s not him because he believes his time with the cowboys gives him a clear advantage.
“This lake is here,” he said, referring to Lake Lewisville. “I have been fishing this lake for 14 years.”
“So when was he last caught this lake,” Swoops asked. “The cause can be different.”
Unlike Bassmaster Classic, there are no trophies or prizes. Instead, the winner makes a donation to one charity of his choice.
But if the Spears win as he says, he says it’s with the Louisiana Boys and Girls Club …
“And my ego,” he said. “Yes, my ego. I’m not ashamed of it.”
But he would be ashamed of this: at £ 12, the eight-ounce fish Deion Sanders won.
It wasn’t the main event, but in Dion’s eyes it’s easy to believe it’s going down as a Bassmaster Classic.
The Bassmaster Classic will be held on Lake Ley Roberts from Friday to Sunday.
Deion Sanders claims the title of Bassmaster Celebrity Fishing
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