Mark Fisher and Joe Crosby put a plastic cup on the front table of their Wiley X booth, stuffed some dollar bills in it, and invited people to contribute toward building a playground at Tulane Hospital for Children in New Orleans.
Janet Parker, Lisa Sternard, Jan Heavener, Sabrina Thompson and Debra Hengst are among the former Women's Bassmaster Tour anglers who now compete in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open tour.
Kevin VanDam completed a flurry of ESPN show appearances called the "car wash." Every Bassmaster Classic winner in recent years has been through the "car wash."
Chris Zaldain is very serious about becoming a full-time pro. Having fished ponds as a kid and competed on big California fisheries since he was a teen, Zaldain, 26, now wants to qualify for the top level of competition.
Lake Lewisville new to veteran angler Tommy Martin.
NEW ORLEANS — A cold snap, common in February, could change the game, but depending on Mother Nature, the fishing could be excellent this year. "Winning won't be a matter of who has five, but of who has five big ones," predicted Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Poche.
B.A.S.S. and the Super Retriever Series (SRS) have teamed up for several B.A.S.S. tournaments in 2011, beginning with the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., got his start at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation level in his native state of Arkansas.
After living in a motor home for seven months, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Grant Goldbeck and his family are finally back in a house without wheels.
Coverage of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic by ESPN2 will be aired Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, and again on Sunday, March 6.