In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch for practice for the 2006 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga, near Kissimmee, Florida.
David Walker is leading after a grueling Day One on the Louisiana Delta.
Day Two of the 2001 BASS Master Classic has Kevin VanDam in the lead by 10 ounces.
David Walker ends the 2002 Bassmaster Classic in Third Place.
Five top Classic finishers tell us how they managed to fight the midday current.
"I have been totally shocked at the magnitude of what winning the Classic has meant." VanDam says. "Without a doubt, bass fishing is far more mainstream than ever before."
After all, he's considered one of bassing's greatest competitors, but the elusive Classic crown had always been missing from his trophy case.
On Friday, the Kalamazoo, Mich., pro took a giant step toward filling a key gap in his otherwise immaculate resume by moving into his first place after a rough and tumble Day 2 at the 31st BASS Masters Classic.
Round one goes to the wind, waves and weather.That was the opinion of a number of anglers Thursday after the first round of the 31st Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta.