The bass of the James aren’t tall and they don’t need a lot of headroom either, so super-shallow water is key.
For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.
Aaron Martens classified his finish in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic as "the easiest second place I've ever had."
Fish tales do come true on Tank Pond.
Kevin VanDam, still singing the same old song.
A lost Manhattan tourist approaches a New York City local and asks him "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The grizzled native responds, "Practice, practice, practice."
NEW ORLEANS -- If the Bassmaster Classic was a bake-off, Wednesday wouldn't be the day when you made your cake. You might add the icing, perhaps put the candles on top, but for the most part the hard work would have already been done.
This album contain images from the first official 2011 Bassmaster Classic practice.
One of the oldest clichés in the tournament fisherman's book is "start early and stay late." When it comes to practicing for Elite Series events, it's one that veteran Alabama pro Tim Horton usually adheres to.
Whether you're a once-a-week bass angler or a full-time touring pro, there never seems to be enough time on the water to get everything done. The end of the day comes and you wish you had time for just a few more casts. But wishing doesn't make the clock move slower.