The appreciation for David Walker's life-saving act continued Friday with a commendation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Earlier this week Walker rescued Brandon Ardister after his boat sank 300 yards offshore on Lake Hartwell.
Arizona angler Dean Rojas wowed the crowd at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C., with five Lake Hartwell bass that weighed 21 pounds, 2 ounces despite frigid temperatures that were in the neighborhood of 10 degrees just before takeoff at Green Pond Landing in Anderson.
Bassmaster tournaments rarely turn out as the pundits predict. It’s not necessarily because we’re uninformed, but rather because the anglers are great from top to bottom, the information superhighway has leveled the field, and conditions are typically unpredictable.
Take a look at the Classic anglers as they come off the water on Day 1.
The anglers take off on Lake Hartwell for Day 1 of the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
At Classic Media Day, we asked the competitors and others for their best guesses at the Classic winning weight. Here's what they said.
Classic contenders prepare for the biggest tournament of the year, and you can see the intensity in their expressions during the angler briefing.
It had been Boyd Duckett's goal to join the Bassmaster Elite Series tour for some time, but first he had to attend to more important things. The 37th annual Bassmaster Classic tournament was held Feb. 23-25, 2007, in Birmingham, Ala.