Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.
This album contains images of the 2011 Bassmaster rookies.
Fifteen anglers will go into the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta as first-time Classic rookies, they're called. Some of those anglers, however, have a lot more rookie in them than others with the same label.
Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament has a superstar roster.
Probably the best time to fish a tailrace on Southeastern reservoirs is in the summertime. Then oxygen levels are at their lowest on the lakes. So what you have is one big comfort zone, an area with cool water and plenty of oxygen, a magnet that attracts both small and spotted bass and sometimes largemouth.
Greg Vinson explains how when the water drops, shallow fish are likely to reposition themselves in deeper water close by. Chances are that you will find them in those secondary adjacent areas.
Learn how hard cover and current can help to find the spotted bass as Greg Vinson shares his expertise. If he knows where a school of outsized spots is located, he'll "camp out" on them.
Fifty of the world's top anglers will compete for the title of Bassmaster Classic champion on the Louisiana Delta, Feb. 18-20, 2011. Check out the official 2011 Classic field below, and learn more about the qualifying anglers by clicking on their name.
Experience the flurry of activity surrounding the day three launch of the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Open #3.
Go behind the scenes during the second day of competition at the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Open #3.