Bill Lowen, well-known shallow water specialist and one of a number of anglers observers are keeping an eye on as the 2011 Bassmaster Classic gets underway, has made a major last minute adjustment in his strategy. It's the kind of thing few anglers would do. But Lowen says he doesn't feel he has any other option.
This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.
The last time Denny Brauer competed in a Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta he took second place in 1999. The 1998 Bassmaster Classic champion and 20-time qualifier missed out on this year's Big Show, so the Missouri pro has been enjoying his winter residence at Lake Amistad in Texas.
Photos of Cliff Pace at the official practice on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana, for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
Photos on the water from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic practice.
Miscellaneous candid photos of anglers, marshalls and staff at practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
Angler wait for warmer weather to practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.
Photos of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic pros practicing on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana.
Photos from practice day three for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
David Nichols, founder and president of Brass N' Blades is pleased to have Bill Lowen on staff. Says Nichols, "Bill's style of fishing really matches well with our line of products."